Paws for a Cause 2014


The Paws for a Cause Fundraising Walk and 5k raises more than $25,000 annually to support the work of the Coastal Humane Society, raising money for food, veterinary care, shelter, exams and more for the 2,500 animals we serve every year. It’s a day of fun, fitness, and fundraising for the whole family (dogs, too!).  The event is hosted by L.L. Bean’s Dog Days of August festival. People and their pooches can participate in either an 8:00 a.m. 5k starting at Memorial Park in Freeport or join us at 10:00 a.m. for a leisurely one-mile strut down Main Street in Freeport (costumes highly encouraged.)   You can participate by yourself, or participate as part of a team.

Dogs are welcome in the 5k, too!

Dogs are welcome in the 5k and one-mile walk, too!

We pick the sunniest, most beautiful Saturday in August for Paws for a Cause.  This year, that day is August 23, 2014.   Registration for either or both events is $25. Upon registration, you’ll receive your own fundraising page that you can share among family, friends, and colleagues to raise money for CHS. Generous prizes are awarded for your hard work fundraising!  Every registrant gets a Paws for a Cause T-shirt.



STEP 1: Register

Registration is required to participate in this event. To participate in the 5k, or one-mile walk/parade, we ask that you make a $25 tax-deductible registration donation.  Each registrant will receive a FREE Paws for a Cause T-shirt to pick up on “race day.”   You can register online (coming soon) or with a paper registration  that you can pick up at the administrative offices of the shelter. Please submit your registration by August 5 to get a T-shirt in your size!

STEP 2: Collect Pledges

Collecting pledges is the most important part of this process. The money you raise that you ask your friends and family for will go directly to helping animals in need. And they need your help!  When you register (it takes about 5 seconds), you’ll get your own fundraising page that you can use to easily and securely accept donations online.  You can share your page on Facebook, twitter, and other social media, or email your page to your email contacts to let them know you’re participating in Paws for a Cause. Your supporters can write encouraging notes to you on your fundraising page, and the amount of money you’ve raised will display.

For every fundraising benchmark you reach, you’ll get a generous L.L. Bean gift card. Raise $100 and receive a $10 gift card. Raise $250 and receive a $25 gift card.  Raise $500 and receive a $50 gift card. Raise $1,000 or more and receive a $100 gift card!  These generous prizes have been donated by our friends at L.L. Bean.

If you collect donations as a cash or check, be sure to send it to Coastal Humane Society so we can include it in your fundraising total.  Drop off or mail to: Coastal Humane Society c/o Paws for a Cause, 190 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, ME 04011.  Be sure to include the following information with the donation:

  • Donor name and address
  • Payment (cash or check)
  • Your name

STEP 3:  join us!

Check-in for the 5k begins at 7:15 Memorial Park in Freeport.  Check in for the one-mile walk/parade begins at 9:15 a.m at Discovery Park at L.L. Bean in Freeport.

>>See the map routes and 2014 full schedule 


Give us a buzz at 449-1366 ext 1 or email