13th annual event will benefit community animal shelter

HEART OF THE VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER

On Saturday, March 4, Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter and Big Sky Resort will team up again to host the Snowshoe Shuffle. This family-friendly event features a torch-lit course, chili dinner and an exciting raffle to benefit the animal shelter.

“We’re pleased to announce the 13th annual Snowshoe Shuffle, a great way to get outdoors with your friends, family and canine companions,” said Emily Burkhardt, HOV’s Volunteer and Education Manager. “Our supporters look forward to this annual tradition as a great opportunity to have fun and benefit the dogs and cats at HOV.”

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at Big Sky Resort’s Madison Base Area. Participants will trek with their dogs on an off-leash adventure ending at the Headwaters Grille for chili and raffle drawings. Prizes include gift cards, dining and lodging packages, and more.

The course is about two miles long, takes about 45 minutes to complete, and is challenging enough to be fun for everyone. Since the course is well groomed, participants can easily complete the course with or without snowshoes. This year’s event sponsors include Big Sky Resort, Bridger Animal Nutrition, the Yellowstone Club, The Shaw Family, Yellowstone Dog Sled Adventures, First Security Bank, Canine Kneads, Sandy Epstein, Rainbow Ranch and Outlaw Partners.

HOV will give away bandanas for participating dogs. Early Bird tickets are available for a discount at both Bridger Animal Nutrition locations and at Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter and children under 10 years old can participate free of charge.

Visit heartofthevalleyshelter.org for more information.

Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter is an open-door shelter that finds homes for the lost and surrendered animals of the Gallatin and Madison valleys.