Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Plans Well Underway For Fabulous Doggie Dash 2008!

What: 5K Walk (a shorter route will also be available) to benefit Georgia Heartland Humane Society’s work to rescue abused and abandoned animals

When: Saturday, April 12----Registration begins at 9:30 am----Walk begins at 10:30 am

Where: Shakerag Park, Peachtree City (directions available at our website)

Excitement about the Doggie Dash 2008 event has been growing and growing! We have some great things planned for participants. Prizes to the top pledge collectors include gift certificates for free stays at The Fur Pet Resort of Peachtree City, Airport Park ‘N Bark, and Camp Bow Wow; and a unique work of art in pottery, created by local artist Janet McGregor Dunn. Fayette Front Page has donated the pottery piece. (Ms. Dunn’s work is displayed at Fayette Art Center and Gallery, located in Peachtree City.) Just Dogs! Gourmet of Fayetteville will be there with free doggie treats, and Bark Busters Home Dog Training will offer tips on having a well-behaved dog. Pupcasso Painting will be back for the more artistically inclined dogs to enjoy. There will be tickets being sold to a very special sale at Belk Department Stores. And, our Master of Ceremonies will be Don Haddix, Peachtree City City Councilman.

Digger, our most recently rescued dog, whose owner gave him up after Digger had been hit by a car, will be there. This owner told us that after three weeks of having to look at Digger lie around with a deteriorating injury to his left front leg (it was deteriorating because the owner chose to not seek medical help for Digger), he decided to have the dog euthanized because he didn’t want to look at the injured leg any longer. Georgia Heartland took the dog in and paid for veterinary services to have the leg amputated. Digger is feeling much better and wants to find a forever home. The donations we receive from Doggie Dash will help us save more Diggers out there. Besides the top prizes for the most donations collected by an individual and a team, there will be door prizes and, of course, the Doggie Dash t-shirt, which you will receive if you collect at least $50 in donations.

Please go to our website, www.gaheartland.com, and download your registration form today. Our flier (attached) has a list of companies around the area that have registration packets you can pick up. Or, you can call (770-830-2820) or email us (gaheartland1@yahoo.com) and ask us to put a registration packet in the mail to you.

We’ll see you there!

Georgia Heartland Humane Society Doggie Dash 2008 Committee

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