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March 19, 2014

Run for fun ... and the animals!

CARE’s Run 4 the Rescue April 12

By TYLER MASK

Coming next month is Community Animal Rescue Effort's second annual Run 4 the Rescue 5K, 10K and 1 mile fun run. The event is hosted by Millsap Veterinary Clinic and will take place April 12, starting and ending at 112 Rusk St., Gordon. It will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Participants are able to register early or upon arrival. To get a registration form, visit CARE's website.

Registration pricing is as follows:

• 10K adult: $30 early bird, $40 race day; 17 and under $25/$30.

• 5K adult: $25 early bird, $35 race day; 17 and under $20/$25.

• 1 mile fun run/dog walk: $15 early bird, race day and 17 and under.

Cash prizes for top male/female competitors will be awarded in the 5K and 10K events. Awards will be given to top male/female finishers in the their delegated age brackets. Finisher medals will be awarded to those who complete the race.

“This is a great family event,” CARE Founder and Animal Welfare Director Peggy McQueary said. “We have had a lot of fun putting the event together this year and hope folks come out and support the cause and animal rescue.”

The proceeds from the event will go into CARE's vet fund that is responsible for covering their vet and operational expenses.

“We anticipate that the event will grow, as more people believe in our cause and want to help animals,” McQueary said. “Plus folks just like these events and have a good time.”

CARE is a 501c3 animal rescue organization. It has a board of directors and nearly 60 volunteers who give back in various ways. Around 20 volunteers are considered active in that they foster, rescue, do vet runs, administrate social media and conduct pet adoptions. The other set of volunteers conduct special projects such as bake sales, special events, flyer creation and networking.

CARE ultimately works to rescue stray and abandoned animals. Beyond this, CARE offers several services as funds allow including:

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