PerkinElmer plans Steps for Pets on Saturday at Riverwalk

PerkinElmer will host a half-mile walk for people and their pets on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m.–noon at Veterans Memorial Park (the Riverwalk) in Shelton.

Participants and their well-behaved pet can “enjoy a leisurely stroll with your furry friends” during the second annual Steps for Pets event, according to organizers.

People are being asked to bring a pet food or cash donation for the Pet Food Pantry. People can participate in the walk without a pet as well.

The Connecticut Humane Society is in need of donations to help families across Connecticut struggling to feed their pets keep them at home and out of shelters.

Go to to register for the walk.

Items that are needed

Needed are the following pet food items, which should be unopened and unexpired:

— Adult dog food (wet or dry)

— Dog treats

— Adult cat food (wet or dry)

— Cat treats

— Parakeet and cockatiel food

— Food for rabbits, guinea pigs and other similar small pets

Donations accepted at other times, too

People who can’t make the walk but still would like to donate to the Pet Food Pantry can drop off donations at PerkinElmer in Shelton. Contact Wendy Simko at 203-402-6989 or for details.

The Riverwalk is on Canal Street in downtown Shelton.