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March for the Animals is Sunday

Get your walking shoes and your leash ready -- the Maryland SPCA is hosting its 18th March for the Animals, which promises great fun for humans and their dogs.

The 1.5-mile walk and festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Sunday, April 21, at Druid Hill Park to helps raise funds to provide care, shelter, spay/neuter services, and medication for adoptable pets.

Not only is this a great way to help the SPCA, but it’s a fantastic opportunity to meet your next pet: Adoptable dogs will attend to meet potential families and have some fun outside of the shelter. The day will also include a demonstration by Mid-Atlantic Disc Dogs, pet training tips, low-cost microchipping, a “flea-less” market of pet vendors, musical chairs for dogs, a pet costume contest judged by celebrity guests, food and giveaways.

Ravens defensive end Arthur Jones and Orioles favorite Al Bumbry will also be at the festival to take photos with people and dogs and sign autographs.

All registered participants will receive a t-shirt and doggie bag with treats, a bandana, and other goodies inside, and top fundraisers will receive prizes that include a trip to the Bahamas.

Register online at, or pick up a pledge sheet at the Maryland SPCA at 3300 Falls Road. The walk will be held at 3001 East Drive, Baltimore. For more information, visit

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