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BPT's Featured Non-Profit: The Furry 5K in Seattle

June 08, 2011 3:30 PM
Ever done a 5k walk or run? Well, if you haven't, you've definitely heard of them. Usually, they're to raise awareness and funds to cure cancer, diabetes or other types of illnesses and are geared towards humans and the difficulties we face.

But, what about our furry friends? Did you know that over 5 to 7 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year? Who is out there speaking up and raising awareness for them?

I'll tell you who, The Furry 5k. The Furry 5k is an event where you can run, walk, sprint or jump with your best animal friend and this Sunday, June 12th at 10:00am in Seward Park, Seattle, WA., the Seattle Humane Society is putting together a 5k race to give a voice to the millions of animals in shelters and to raise money for the shelter.

All proceeds go to Help The Animal Fund (HTAF), which provides veterinary care and supplies for sick, injured or abused animals in shelters. The Seattle Animal Shelter takes in nearly 8,000 animals annually. Of those, many receive the lifesaving care they need thanks to the generous donations of individuals and companies. The HTAF is an integral part of saving lives and with annual veterinary expenses reaching approximately $100,000, every dollar counts!

If you're in the area, bring your family and friends (furry or otherwise) out to support those who need a human voice.

For more information, please visit the registration page.

Posted by Kelly

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