Dog lovers likely would agree every week would be a good time to celebrate "Be Kind To Animal Week."

Still, the official week was May 2 to 8, so the Animal Welfare Society in New Milford chose May 8 to host its 10th annual Walk-A-Thon from Young's Field into the village center.

The occasion also helped the local shelter celebrate its 45th year of service to the community and its animals.

The non-profit, non-destroy organization serves animals of New Milford, Brookfield, Bridgewater, Roxbury and Washington.

The shelter is open Wednesday to Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For information, call 860-354-1350, e-mail or check

-- Norm Cummings