In October of 2006, the Fairfax County Police Department held its inaugural K-9 Krawl 5K in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This dog walk was created to raise awareness of the link between domestic violence and pet abuse. Pets are part of the family and oftentimes abusive partners use the bond between victims and their companions to control, manipulate, and isolate them. Many victims have reported that their partners have threatened, hurt, or even harm their pets.
Please join us on Saturday, October 15, as we celebrate our 10th year of the K-9 Krawl! As in years past, this event is free to the public and is possible due in large part by the generous donations by the community and the combined efforts of the department’s Victim Service’s Section and the Domestic Violence Unit.
This event continues to increase in participation and grows bigger and better every year. This family fun event will include music, face painting, pet portraits, our NEW pet costume contest, free giveaways, and free raffle items.
The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department will be bringing their ladder truck and our K9 Unit will conduct a demonstration. There will also be an opportunity to adopt available dogs brought by the Fairfax County Animal Shelter.
Please join us this year and bring your furry friends with you for some good exercise and a good cause. This year will surely be one of the best!
When: Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.
Where: Fairfax County Government Center – 12000 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22035
Registration is now open! To register click here!
Click k9 Krawl 2016 Flyer FINAL for a full sized version of the flyer