The results are in! The 2nd Annual Paws and Pals 5k was a great success!
The chilly October 19 race drew more than 100 runners and their four-legged friends last Saturday. Between registration fees and generous sponsor donations, about $6500 was raised for the shelter. All proceeds from the fundraiser support the shelter’s mission to find forever homes for homeless pets. The funds will assist the shelter with the costs associated with spaying/neutering, vaccinations, food, microchipping and other necessary items. Thanks to all the volunteers, runners and sponsors that helped make this event such a success!
We are partnering up with the Hilltop Mall to showcase some of our adoptable dogs! Every 3rd Saturday we will have a couple of our dogs with our volunteers in the mall! If you are out shopping for your new wardrobe come on by the Old Navy entrance and check out our four-legged friends!
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