Cookie Walk Raises Money for Local Pets

by Courtney Wheaton on December 14, 2013 at 11:49 am

People visited the Trinity United Presbyterian church in Zanesville to get their fix of holiday treats.

The 23rd Annual Paws of Muskingum County Cookie Walk took place from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the church . People were able to participate in a Chinese auction as well as purchase cookies and dog treats that will benefit the organization’s mission to cut down on animal population growth.

"Spaying and neutering of pets, we did about 250 animals last year so we would like to increase that and 100 percent of our money goes towards spay and neutering," said Paws President, Kris Medley.

Medley says she was pleased with the turnout of Saturday’s event and that so far they have sold more than half of the 3,000 cookies made for the fundraiser. She says she has high hopes for this years walk.

"This is our biggest event of the year," said Medley. This is our biggest moneymaker and we will bring in between $4,000 to $5,000. "

The cookies that were not purchased will not go to waste. Medley says members of the organization will sell the treats at their jobs and other locations to benefit the Paws organization.