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This weekend, our friends at LA Frontrunners, the LGBT running club organization with a long history of raising funds and collecting goods for local charities, held their first Doggie Dash 5K.
The fun-run and fundraiser benefiting PAWS/LA took place on Sunday, October 23rd, in the Crystal Springs Picnic Area in Griffith Park. The run was a 3.1-mile loop around the golf course.
The morning festivities started at 7:30 a.m. with a "human only 5k", then at 8:15 the real fun began, the "Human and Pups 5K!" More than 50 runners and their dogs were at the starting-line, ready to show their stuff.
Tails were wagging, smiles and high-fives were shared. And of course, there was plenty of water stops for both human and doggie athletes.
The fastest participants finished the race in less than 17 minutes, while other participants and their pets leisurely strolled the 5K and enjoyed the views of the golf course.
PAWS/LA TO LAUNCH PROGRAM FOR VETERANS WITH PTSD AND THEIR PETS
Elaine turned to PAWS/LA for help. Taking care of “special needs” animals can be extremely challenging for seniors like her who struggle to pay for their own healthcare and basic necessities. But she loves her companion animals, and she made a commitment to keep them safe and care for them. That's why she turned to PAWS/LA.
Over the weekend, PAWS/LA was featured on the iHeart Media program Community Council. Click the link or image below to listen to the full interview:
"PAWS LA is currently hosting the UnRun Challenge! The UnRun Challenge is a virtual charity event that raises funds to help low-income elderly and medically-disabled animal guardians care for their beloved pets. Instead of spending lots of money producing a traditional, large-scale charity run, the UnRun Challenge ensures that 100% of funds raised will support free services, including veterinary care, pet food and supplies to care for pets and the people who love them."
Read more: http://kiisfm.iheart.com/onair/kiis-cares-54184/community-council-paws-la-unrun-challenge-14955294/#ixzz4G6owhl8X