A few weeks ago Tasha, our reception supervisor, attended the Adams County SPCA Loyalty Walk as a part of her charitable giving day.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
The Adams County SPCA held its 26th annual Loyalty Walk on April 16th at the Oakside Community Park in Biglerville, PA. The Loyalty Walk is a pledge walk for people and their canine friends, and was originally formed to honor the faithful devoted companions who fought alongside the soldiers in the Civil War.
The most infamous of service dogs was Sallie the war dog who belonged to the 11th Pennsylvania Infantry. The dedicated Staffordshire Bull Terrier was known to provide companionship to the Infantry, and unsurmountable loyalty to her fallen comrades, as she stood over the wounded and departed.
Today, the Loyalty Walk represents the undying devotion and camaraderie our four legged friends provide to us. Participants of the walk collected donations prior to the event. Those who collected over $50 were given a Loyalty Walk t-shirt to commemorate the event. Following registration, there were doggy contests, and of course, the walk with our pooches.