The Animal Welfare Society of New Milford will hold its 10th annual walk-a-thon May 8.

The rain or shine walk will begin at Young's Field on Young's Field Road, head up Bridge Street toward the Village Green, move along Main Street, and head down Bank Street and onto Railroad Street, where walkers will either walk down the Patriot's Way stairs to Young's Field or take Bridge Street back to Young's Field Road.

Registration, which is $10, will run from 9 to 9:30 a.m.

A blessing of the animals will be offered at 9:30 a.m., followed by the walk.

Games such as musical hoops and Lassie Says will be available.

Prizes will be awarded.

Participants are reminded that all dogs must be on a leash and cleanup of dog deposits will be required.

For more information and registration, call the shelter at 860-354-1350 or visit

Tax-deductible donations may be made payable to the Animal Welfare Society.

Donors of $50 or more will receive an AWS T-shirt.