Annual K-9 Krawl Is Saturday, Oct. 19

Annual K-9 Krawl Is Saturday, Oct. 19

The seventh annual K-9 Krawl is set for Saturday, Oct. 19, in parking lot C of the Fairfax County Government Center. Check-in is at 8:30 a.m., police K-9 demonstration, 8:45 a.m.; and walk at 9 a.m.

The event was created to raise awareness of issues surrounding domestic violence. In observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Fairfax County Police Department’s Victim Services Section is sponsoring the Krawl.

It remembers domestic-abuse victims and celebrates its survivors, while reminding people that pets aren’t immune to domestic violence. Batterers often threaten, injure, maim or kill their partners’ pets for the purpose of revenge or control within relationships.

The K-9 Krawl is free and all are welcome; bring a dog or borrow one from a friend, although walkers aren’t required to have a canine companion to participate. There’ll be domestic-violence resource tables, plus a deejay and goodie bags. And for a $10 donation, people may have their pet’s portrait taken by a professional photographer. For more information, call 703-814-7009.