April 9, 2018

Waste Industries, SPCA of Wake County attempt to break GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS ™ Title

Animal lovers are invited to join Waste Industries and the SPCA of Wake County to make their voices heard around the world for homeless, abused and neglected animals.

The goal is to break an existing GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Most dogs wearing bandanas, currently held by dotsure.co.za (South Africa) with 765 dogs.

Waste Industries will make this GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title attempt at the SPCA of Wake County’s annual fundraising event, the Dog Walk & Woofstock, May 6th, at Booth Amphitheatre.

Each year, nearly 2,500 people and 1,000 dogs attend the event. The goal of the Dog Walk is to raise $225,000 to provide medical care, spay/neuter services, shelter, food, and love to the more than 3,500 animals the SPCA of Wake County rescues or rehomes each year.

Waste Industries is making this GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title attempt in support of the SPCA of Wake County to raise awareness about the importance of spaying and neutering pets to reduce pet overpopulation and to promote pet adoption.

People can join by registering for the walk online at SPCAwake.org/walk. Registration fees begin at $35 and participants can save $10 with the discount code “early” through April 25th.

The SPCA will hand out bandanas to participants the day of the Dog Walk as people enter the venue. Dogs participating in the record breaking attempt must be at least one-year old and the Human/Dog ratio is 1:1, so if you have two dogs, be sure to bring a friend with you!

The SPCA Dog Walk and Woofstock will be Sunday, May 6th, 2018 from noon to 5:00 p.m. Participants can enjoy vendor booths, food trucks, music and more. There will be a rally at the stage at 1:30pm emceed by Two Men and a Mom of Mix 101.5 where Waste Industries will gather everyone for the attempt to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title. Then participants will make the signature walk around Symphony Lake and back to the Amphitheatre lawn for contests and fun with their family and dogs.

About Waste Industries:

Waste Industries is a regional provider of non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling, and disposal services founded in 1970. The company currently operates in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware and employs roughly 2500 people across the East Coast.

“The Full Circle Project” is the charitable arm of Waste Industries USA, Inc. The Full Circle Project aids communities where Waste Industries operates. Both the company and its customers contribute to the funds that are donated to worthy charitable projects. To learn more about the Full Circle Project, please visit: https://wasteindustries.com/fullcircleproject

About the SPCA of Wake County:

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Wake County is dedicated to creating a more humane community where every adoptable animal has a home. Each year the SPCA rehomes over 3,500 animals through its innovative adoption programs.

The mission of the SPCA is to transform the lives of pets and people through protection, care, education, and adoption.

The SPCA of Wake County is a local, independent, non-profit organization that receives no government funding or tax dollars. We rely almost entirely on private donations to fund our annual operating budget of $3 million. The SPCA of Wake County is not affiliated with, nor do we receive funding from the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

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