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A Dog's Day Fundraiser to Benefit Autism Unit Service Dog

Posted on: June 22, 2017
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To raise funds needed for Milford High School's Autism Assistance Service Dog, a pet and family-friendly fundraiser will be held in August. “A Dog’s Day in August” will be held at Miami Meadows Park on Saturday, August 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A 5K owner/dog walk will take place at 10 a.m. in the park.

Last school year, Trena Panko, Intervention Specialist at Milford High School’s Autism Unit, held several fundraisers to get an Autism Assistance Service Dog for the MHS Autism Unit.  Mrs. Panko’s class raised $15,000 for 4 Paws for Ability for the service dog, but additional funds are needed to pay for the dog’s care, as well as, travel costs for Milford staff and students to attend a required 14-day training session at 4 Paws for Ability in Xenia in February 2018. 

“We plan to provide a venue for people to experience an array of goods, services, and animal education opportunities available to the community,” said Mrs. Panko. “The day will be a family-friendly and pet-friendly environment.”

“A Dog’s Day in August” will include:

  •        5k Owner/Dog Walk
  •        Food
  •        Music
  •        Baskets for raffle- area businesses are invited to create a basket to raffle.
  •        Bounce House
  •        Dunk Tank
  •        T-shirt Sales
  •        Games

 The event is sponsored by the Milford Schools Foundation and Brewhaus Dog Bones. If you are a business owner interested in contributing by hosting a booth, giving educational talks, providing demonstrations, displaying your pet-related goods, or making a monetary donation please complete the online form below or contact Mrs. Panko at or by phone 513-266-5126.

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Register at the link below for "A Dog's Day in August" 5K Dog Walk on August 26 at Miami Meadows Park. There is a $25 fee which includes a t-shirt. To learn more and register, click on the following link: 

Questions? Contact Trena Panko at or by phone 513-266-5126.