Dogs, people pair up for Friday project

A Northside Middle School eighth grader is organizing the second annual Human Walking Project to encourage local residents to volunteer for Columbus Animal Care Services and consider adopting a dog.

Erica Bishop has been an Animal Care Services volunteer herself for the past five years.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Bishop invites local residents to come to Mill Race Park and walk a dog that is up for adoption. Most dog walks last about 15 minutes.

It is an opportunity for local residents to get some exercise and for the dogs to find a new home. Last year’s event attracted more than 60 people, and six adoption applications were filed.

The event is supported by Animal Care Services and the Bartholomew County Humane Society.

For more information: 812-376-2505.