FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAINT BERNARD TRIO RETURNING TO EDMONTON FOR PETS IN THE PARK
EDMONTON, AB (May 22, 2019) – Gunther, Goliath and Gasket will be returning to Edmonton on Saturday, June 22 to be the honourary Walk Marshals at the Edmonton Humane Society’s (EHS) annual Pets in the Park festival.
The three Saint Bernard brothers were adopted from EHS by a family in Calgary last October. The dogs, who have gained the nickname “the 3Gs”, garnered worldwide attention last fall when EHS put the call out for a special adopter who could take in all three of them. They required one home as they were bonded to each other, and experienced stress and anxiety when separated. Their story brought much-needed attention to shelter animals around the globe, reaching nearly 125 million people in 45 countries, and even being featured by NBC’s Today Show.
“We are beyond excited to have Gasket, Gunther, Goliath and their family leading our walk at Pets in the Park this year,” said Liza Sunley, Chief Executive Officer of EHS. “Although their situation was unique, their story symbolizes that of so many homeless pets around the world. Fundraisers like Pets in the Park are vital for us to keep giving second chances to animals like them.”
The event is held at Hawrelak Park and is the only day of the year that pets of all types are permitted in the park. Activities include a kids’ zone, canine carnival, pet-friendly and kid-friendly beer garden, food trucks, vendors and more. The 2.5 km all-ages walk begins at 11 a.m. with Gunther, Goliath and Gasket leading the pack. The first 25 people registered for the walk that fundraise $500 for the shelter will also get the chance to meet and have their photo taken with the three dogs.
Admission to Pets in the Park is free and the event happens from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration for the walk is now open and details can be found at petsintheparkyeg.com.
About the Edmonton Humane Society
As a leader in the advancement of animal welfare, the Edmonton Humane Society enriches the lives of people and companion animals through animal sheltering, programs and services, and community engagement. The charity has been serving animals in Edmonton and area for over 110 years.