More than 100 dogs and their human companions splashed and played while raising money for the Worcester County Humane Society at the Ocean Pines Doggie Swim, held Saturday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Mumford’s Landing Pool in Ocean Pines.
The annual swim, which has been hosted by the Ocean Pines Aquatics Department for the past eight years, gives dogs the chance to play in the Mumford’s Landing Pool before it closes for the season. Proceeds benefit the Worcester County Humane Society, an animal shelter that relies primarily on donations.
This year’s event, which was open to the public, had the largest turnout to date, raising $1,165 for the shelter. The cost to participate was $6 per dog.
Ocean Pines Aquatics Director Colby Phillips said, “We want to thank everyone who came out to our eighth annual doggie swim. We love being able to host this fun event for the Worcester County Humane Society, a no kill-shelter here on the Eastern Shore. What a blessing it is to have this amazing organization. Thank you to all of the volunteers who take care of our four-legged friends who have yet to find their forever home.”
For more information, contact Denise Sawyer, director of marketing and public relations for the Ocean Pines Association, at (410) 641-7717 ext. 3006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.