Sunday’s forecast is looking to be sunny with a chance of DOGS!

The Humane Society of El Paso is hosting its 33rd Annual K-9 Classic and they are inviting the community to bring their four-legged besties to enjoy some fun in the sun at Ascarate Park this Sunday, May 1st.

“The K9 Classic allows us to serve animals who have been abused or neglected – bringing them back to health,” Executive Director Deb Benedict said. “But we also help with microchipping, spay and neuter services, and other necessary medical care.”

​​Each year, the Humane Society of El Paso spends more than $400,000 on medical care for the vulnerable animals in its care like Rosco, an 8-year-old American Bulldog mix that suffers from allergies.

Courtesy: HSEP
Courtesy: HSEP

Medical services begin as soon as animals arrive at the HSEP for intake, with a medical exam, vaccinations, emergency services, and more. To cover these costs, HSEP will host the 33rd Annual K-9 Classic, presented by Gyn Path Services, Inc., on Sunday, May 1, 2022, at Ascarate Park.

The event is a 1.5-mile walk and I am excited to be the emcee for this amazing event that gives back to animals in need in our community.

The first 200 attendees will receive a t-shirt, and all participants can enjoy music, food trucks, dog and trick contests, and more.

The event is family-friendly and families can enjoy activities that will include face painting, dog training demonstrations, balloon twisters, games, arts and crafts, and a photo booth.

Event day registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with Opening Ceremonies beginning at 8:30 a.m. and the Walk at 9 a.m.

Registration day of the event will increase an additional $10 so if this sounds like an event you are interested in then register soon:


  • Online registration is $35
  • $15 for children (ages 6 to 15)
  • $25 for seniors 65 years and older.
  • Family registrations (two adults, and two children) are $65.

Take a Look At Last Year's K-9 Classic:

Humane Society Of El Paso: Kittens

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