HSHV Announces 2013 Celebrity Spokesdog - Divot

The face of the 2013 Walk and Wag & 5K Run has been chosen and Walk and Wag & RUN registration is open!

Divot5ANN ARBOR, MI:  The Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) has found the face of the 2013 HSHV Walk & Wag and RUN. Divot, a two-year-old Jack Russell and Smooth-Coat Terrier mix, is this year’s Celebrity Spokesdog. Divot, so named because her parents, Deb Webb and Cathy Hamilton of Ann Arbor, first met her at the HSHV Purrfect Doggone Golf Scramble in 2011 when they attended the fundraiser.

“In September 2011, Divot greeted all the golfers who were registering for the annual HSHV golf tournament.  When we walked in, it was love at first sight,” says Cathy. “The little two month old, two pound puppy didn't do much more than sleep the entire day but we held her any chance we could get!

Divot came to HSHV with her mama and five siblings on the PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin’. The Rescue Waggin’ is a life-saving program that transports puppies and dogs from shelters in southern states that are unable to care for them to northern partner shelters, like HSHV, that have outstanding adoption programs.  

“We named this precious little girl Divot because we are avid golfers, and we met her at the HSHV golf outing.  She has a cat sister named Mulligan, so it only seemed appropriate,” adds Deb.  “Divot answers to many names, Divvie, Little Little, and a few more. She has been a wonderful addition to our family. Divot is now two years old and loves her sisters more than anything, other than treats and walks. One of her favorite things to do is lay on her sister Bailey when she wants to be loved!  She’s already a celebrity to us and know she will be super excited to part of this fun day!”

The Walk and Wag & RUN is the largest annual fundraiser for HSHV, featuring a 5K run to start the morning, doggie games and contests, prizes, and many more family-friendly activities. Ann Arbor’s 107one morning host, Martin Bandyke, will emcee the day, and of course Divot the 2013 Celebrity Spokesdog will be there to greet her fans.

Registration for the 2013 Walk and Wag & 5KRUN is NOW OPEN!  Please register on-line, raise money and have fun supporting a worthy cause.  Net proceeds from the Walk and Wag & RUN benefit the homeless animals in our community.  For more details call (734) 661-3536.

The Humane Society of Huron Valley, located in Ann Arbor, was recently awarded the "Best Animal Shelter in Michigan” by the Michigan Pet Fund Alliance for saving the most lives. HSHV is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and relies solely on donations from businesses and individuals to support our community programs. The mission of HSHV is to promote responsible and compassionate care of all animals in our community and we are not affiliated with the Michigan Humane Society or any other humane organization. For more information, call (734) 662-5585 or visit www.hshv.org.


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