Shelter Break-Out: Greene County Animal Care and Control Host 5K Run/Walk
Registration is still being accepted for Greene County Animal Care and Control’s Breaking Out 5K Run/Walk from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.., Saturday, May 11, on Creekside Trail in Xenia, as pet owners and adoptable dogs will be joining together to raise funds that will directly benefit the animals in the care of the shelter.
The walk will begin at Greene County Parks & Trails’ James Ranch Park, 177 Fairgrounds Rd., Xenia, with registration beginning at 9 a.m. Participants will travel along the adjacent Creekside Trail.
As a fundraiser for Greene County Animal Care and Control, each participant may register for $25 per person. The registration fee includes a free t-shirt, (s)wag bag and Greene County Animal Care and Control slip-on leash.
“This will be our third annual Breaking Out 5K Walk/Run,” says Greene County Animal Care and Control Director Julie Holmes-Taylor. “We want to raise awareness of the great adoptable pets we have at our shelter that are looking for homes. It’s also a great chance to get our shelter dogs outside for new experiences, exercise and socialization. Bring your pet to walk or run with you or just come by yourself to meet some adoptable pets.”
The 2019 event will also include a variety of food and other vendors on the lawn at GCPT’s James Ranch Park.
A raffle will be held with the winner receiving a handcrafted wooden dog house that will be displayed during the event. Additional raffle prizes will include baskets designed for people and their pets.
Volunteers from Greene County Animal Care and Control will be walking adoptable dogs. Adoptions can be done on-site at the agency’s mobile unit that will be at the event.
“We always accept donations of supplies and funds at our shelter,” she says,” and invite people to go to our website at www. co.greene.oh.us/animal and view our wish list of items. At the Shelter Break-Out 5K Run/Walk, however, we will only be accepting check or cash donations.”
All donations will go the agency’s dog and kennel fund and directly benefit the animals served by Greene County Animal Care and Control.
Participants can register at Greene County Animal Care and Control Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. or Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. as well as on-site at the event or on-line by visiting https://reservations.gcparkstrails.com/programs.