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2022 STEP UP FOR SHELTERS CHALLENGE™

Don't just take your dog for a walk...take your walk for a dog!

Did you know that every time you take a walk with your dog at home, you can help us raise money for animals in the shelter? Boehringer Ingelheim, makers of HEARTGARD® Plus (ivermectin/pyrantel) and NexGard® (afoxolaner), will donate to Charleston Animal Society for each level you achieve on the WoofTrax app– up to $10,000! The individual and the pack who raise the most money will be recognized at our Paws in the Park event on March 19th at Riverfront Park by Animal Planet’s Travis Brorsen.

 

GET STARTED!

 

  • Step 1: Download the WoofTrax app and once enrolled, go to the Challenges Tab and Join the 2022 Step Up for Shelters Challenge*
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  • Step 2: Recruit your “pack” to earn more, or walk as a lone wolf
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  • Step 3: Each time you walk, remember to start and
    stop your walk within the app.
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  • Step 4: The more walks you take, the higher level you achieve,
    and the more funds you raise for
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  • Please note: The app tracks the number of walks you take with your pet, not the length of the walk. A walk is equivalent to .2 miles or greater, so walk often!
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    *Challenge will only be shown for users in the Southeast. (South Carolina, Northern FL, and North Carolina)

          

 

LEVELING UP

 

  • Achieve Level 1: Sign up for “2022 Step Up For Shelters Challenge” in WoofTrax app
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  • Achieve Level 2: Walk 2 times and Feed a Homeless Puppy at Charleston Animal Society
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  • Achieve Level 3: Walk 3 more times (5 total walks) and Feed a Litter of Kittens at Charleston Animal Society
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  • Achieve Level 4: Walk 5 more times (10 total walks) and Provide a Comfy Blanket or Bed at Charleston Animal Society
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  • Achieve Level 5: Walk 10 more times (20 total walks) and an Animal Can Receive a Health Check from the Veterinarian at Charleston Animal Society
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GET READY FOR STEP UP FOR SHELTERS

TIPS FOR DOG WALKING

PREPARE FOR A WALK

WALK FOR A SHELTER ANIMAL

You don’t have a pet to walk? No worries! You can walk for one of the many animals helped by Charleston Animal Society. Simply select one of the animals below, save the image to your phone and upload the picture to your WoofTrax profile page. Simple as that! Then your walk will be credited for helping that animal.

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Peanut has a condition called Cerebellar Hypoplasia, meaning part of her brain didn’t develop fully. This condition causes Peanut to wiggle and wobble when she walks or plays, but it doesn’t slow her down at all. Even though she moves differently than other cats, she is still a playful and happy little lady.

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Humphrey is a handsome staffordshire terrier mix who was unfortunately mistreated. He was found abandoned and afraid in the cold with no food or water. A local animal control officer found Humphrey and brought him to Charleston Animal Society for care. He is now living the cozy canine life in a wonderful Lowcountry home.

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Reptar was surrendered by his owner who could no longer give him the care he needed. Reptar is a Leopard Gecko, a nocturnal reptile native to India, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. He is now living a great gecko life with a Charleston Animal Society staff member. He loves eating crickets and mealworms and exploring his enclosure.

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Penelope was found wandering alone along the side of a country road. A Good Samaritan who was worried about her safety called Animal Control to bring her to Charleston Animal Society. We searched for several days for Penelope’s family, but no one arrived to claim her. Fortunately, Penelope found a home with a local farm where she spends her days frollicking with her new goat siblings.

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Sugar was found severely underweight and living in terrible conditions. She was scared of people and new environments. Sugar needed an experienced horse home where she could learn to trust people and build confidence. Through Charleston Animal Society, Sugar met her new mom who gives her all the space, love and care she could ever want.

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Bubbles the bunny was found in a home with dozens of other rabbits. His fur was matted, his eyes were infected and he was covered in fleas. With proper nutrition, veterinary care and lots of love, Bubbles’ fur grew back and he developed a goofy, happy personality. He was adopted by a local family who adores his bouncy bunny demeanor.