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Mayor Greg Stanton Kicks Off AHS Bridle Path Dog-Walking Program

Written by: Kimberly Ring
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton joined AHS President and CEO Dr. Steven Hansen, and AHS volunteers and adoptable dogs to help launch our new Bridle Path Program on January 15th.   The program will give AHS volunteers the opportunity to take adoptable dogs housed at AHS’ Sunnyslope Campus out of the shelter and for walks along Phoenix’s Murphy Bridle Path. The 2.5 mile path offers a shady, tree-lined trail in central Phoenix which runs along the eastern side of Central Avenue from Bethany Home Road to the Arizona Canal north of Northern Avenue.   “Since our Sunnyslope Campus lacks walking paths and has limited space within our play yards, the program is a fun new way for both AHS pets and volunteers to get some fresh air, and maybe even meet their new pet parent along the way,” said AHS President and CEO, Dr. Steven Hansen.   "This is a fantastic opportunity for everyone in our community to get out and get fit while having a lot of fun," said Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. "As much as it means for the walkers, it means even more for dogs and raises awareness about the Valley's homeless pets."   The Bridle Path Program is one of a variety of new programs AHS has launched in the past year in an effort to better showcase our adoptable animals. In May of 2014, AHS unveiled Waggin’ Wheels, a 25-foot mobile adoption unit that takes AHS pets on the road to adoption via various events throughout the Valley.   [sliceshow id="19059"]
January 15, 2015