Monday, April 11, 2011

See Spot Run

Bark to the Park was a huge success! Thank you for all the donations and support. Because of your generosity, I exceeded my fundraising goal. I was honored to be walking for such a great cause, the homeless animals in the midlands, with such great adopted pets of my own.

Bark to the Park is the largest event fundraiser for Pawmetto Lifeline (formerly Project Pet) and, in addition to the funds raised, the event brings greater awareness to companion animal issues such as homelessness, abuse and neglect.

Pawmetto Lifeline is an organization dedicated to a humane solution to the issue of overpopulation of pets. Every year in Richland and Lexington Counties over 23,000 dogs and cats enter just two municipal shelters and each year over 19,000 of those same animals are euthanized.

Pawmetto Lifeline endeavors to end unnecessary euthanasia through public education, responsible rescue and adoption of shelter animals, and wide-scale spay and neuter initiatives. Pawmetto Lifeline rescues and rehabilitates over 1,000 pets each year. Each pet is spayed or neutered, microchipped and fully vaccinated prior to adoption. Pawmetto Lifeline has rescued over 8,000 animals from death row since 1999.

Yet there are many more homeless dogs and cats who are hungry, neglected, scared and lonely. Though Bark to the Park is over, there is another walk coming your way!

See Spot Run is a 5k Walk/Run sponsored by the Humane Society and will be hosted at the Earlewood Park, which is the home of Columbia’s new dog park. The event will take place on June 4, and for more information please visit them on facebook.

See Spot Run is a family and pet friendly event designed to raise funds to support the work of the Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. They also have a "k-9" fun walk for all those dogs who would rather trot a shorter course.

Last year, the first annual See Spot Run was an enormous success with nearly 500 participants and volunteers coming out to support of the Humane Society. As a big proponent of adopting animals, hope to see you there!

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