This Sunday, June 10, marks the 13th Annual Furry 5k, a popular local event that’s an important fundraiser for the Seattle Animal Shelter.
Held at nearby Seward Park, participants can walk or run (with or without their dogs) the 3-mile loop around the park. The atmosphere of the event is one big celebration! And, it’s great exercise for you and your pooch.
Atlantic Veterinary Hospital participates in the Furry 5k as one of our community outreach programs. And, interacting with all the people and dogs wonderfully enjoyable!
Look for our booth. We’ve got staff on hand to answer questions, a free drawing with cool prizes for people and for dogs, treats, and free promotional items.
So finish your coffee a little earlier this Sunday morning, step into your athletic shoes, roust your pooch if you choose, and join us help the animals! We’ll be glad to see you.
You can register online at www.furry5k.com or at the event.
About The Seattle Animal Shelter
Since its beginning in 1972, the Seattle Animal Shelter has helped thousands of people and their pets. SAS finds loving, responsible homes for orphaned animals through its animal shelter; educates citizens regarding responsible pet ownership; provides a low cost spay/neuter program; enforces animal control ordinances; investigates animal cruelty and abuse; and reunites lost pets with their owners. SAS is located in the Interbay neighborhood of Seattle between Magnolia and Ballard on 15th Avenue West (one mile south of the Ballard Bridge).
Help the Animals Fund
The Help the Animals Fund was established in 1977 to provide veterinary care and supplies for sick, injured and abused shelter animals. The fund also supports a variety of other programs, including public education, volunteer programs and foster care programs. The shelter receives no funds from the City of Seattle to provide vet care for adoptable animals. It is through donations that we are able to provide life-saving veterinary care.
Seattle Animal Shelter’s veterinary expenses total $104,000 per year and every year the need grows greater. The Help the Animals Fund relies solely on donations from individuals, companies and SAS fundraising events such as the Furry 5K. Without the Help the Animals Fund, many of our shelter animals could not be saved.
All of the proceeds from Furry 5K will go to the Help the Animals Fund. All donations to the fund are tax deductible.