Griffin Pond Animal Shelter has made the difficult decision to cancel its inaugural Wag-O-Ween 5K and Pet Costume Parade which was scheduled to take place Saturday, Oct. 16, at McDade Park, Scranton.
Despite positive public reception of the event, advance race and pet costume registrations were not high enough to make the events engaging and competitive for participants. Seeing a pattern in lower turnout amongst other local races, shelter officials believe concerns about COVID-19 and the highly transmissible delta variant may have impacted event registration.
While shelter officials are disappointed they needed to cancel this year’s event, they are planning to have the event next fall.
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