Is it really time for Hogs for Dogs and Kitties Too?
For several years, I was community outreach coordinator at Heartland Animal Shelter and my favorite sign of fall was always Hogs for Dogs and Kitties Too! The annual charity motorcycle ride was (and still is) a fun day for Harley riders (and others) and animal lovers - with tours of the shelter, a cool ride and great outdoor after paw-ty to wrap up the day.
This year the ride has been moved up a few weeks and will be next Sunday, September 8th. The annual Charity ride features a 70-mile observation ride through the Northern Suburbs. Hogs for Dogs ends with a rockin’ after “Paw-ty” at 2 p.m. at Side-Outs Bar and Grill at 4018 Roberts Road in Island Lake. There will be free food and great music provided by the Average Joe Band and Free Force. There’s also a large raffle with lots of cool prizes and other fun activities.
Hogs for Dogs ride features bikers of all ages including several four-legged riders. There are also lots of Heartland Animals that serve as welcome ambassadors during registration...that means you get to meet the dogs and cats looking for homes while you're there. Bring items from the wish list and get raffle tickets for some great prizes.
Registration for Hogs for Dogs gets underway at Heartland Animal Shelter from 10:30 to 11:30 with the first bikes heading out at 11:45. Tickets are $25 per bike and $10 per rider in advance and $30 per bike and $12 per rider the day of the event. If you’d like to join the after Paw-ty and skip the ride – tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of.
Photo Credit: Missy Taki.