September 04, 2012 12:55 ET

Petsecure Helps Ottawa Humane Society Hold Animal Walkathon

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Sept. 4, 2012) - Petsecure is proud to join the Ottawa Humane Society as a sponsor for the Wiggle Waggle Walkathon. Held Sunday, September 9 at Bruce Pit on Cedarview Road, the 2 km to 3.5 km walk raises funds toward the Ottawa Humane Society's efforts to rescue and care for the animals in their community.

"We're pleased to support the Ottawa Humane Society in their tireless efforts to rescue and care for animals," said Petsecure's Vice President of Business Development, Bill Skubovius. "Events like the Wiggle Waggle Walkathon are valuable both for the funds they raise, and the awareness they generate about pet health and being a responsible pet parent."

Participants at the Wiggle Waggle Walkathon will enjoy live performances, a silent auction, family entertainment, a pet marketplace, a pet photo booth and more.

"The Wiggle Waggle Walkathon is the Ottawa Humane Society's biggest fundraiser of the year. It is also our most fun. Its success will help the OHS to care for the over 11,000 animals that will need us this year," said Bruce Roney, Executive Director of the Ottawa Humane Society.

The Ottawa Humane Society is one of the many Canadian animal organizations that also benefits from Petsecure's Adoptsecure Program. Adoptsecure provides up to six weeks of accident and illness insurance coverage valued at up to $500 for all newly adopted dogs and cats.

About the Ottawa Humane Society:

Ottawa Humane Society is a non-profit, community-based organization and a registered charity. Each year, the Ottawa Humane Society rescues and cares for more than 11,000 animals in their community. Their mission is "To work in and with our community to provide leadership in the humane treatment of all animals, to address the causes of animal suffering, to encourage people to take responsibility for their animal companions and to provide care for animals who are neglected, abused, exploited, stray or homeless".

About Petsecure pet health insurance:

Petsecure pet insurance, the core brand of Western Financial Insurance Company, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Financial Group. Petsecure is Canada's oldest and largest pet insurance provider with over 20 years of offering innovative pet insurance to Canadian pet parents. Petsecure has unique pet insurance options to choose from that offer the most comprehensive coverage in Canada. Petsecure also offers dental coverage and special coverage including alternative treatments and behavioural therapy. Petsecure is the only pet health insurance provider in Canada to offer their exclusive Secure For Life™ guarantee. Underwritten by Western Financial Insurance Company. Petsecure and logo are registered trademarks of Western Financial Insurance Company.

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