Hundreds Of Dogs And Owners Race To Raise For Homing Rescue Dogs
FREDERICK, Md. – Hundreds of dogs and owners raced for a cause to provide homes and care for local rescue dogs. It’s the 3rd annual 5k race for Operations Paws for Home. Hundreds of dogs and dog owners came in to compete in the race.
“One thing our rescue does is when we pull a dog regardless or whatever medical issue might come up after we pull it, that dog is taken care of” says Cheryl Grese, Organizer for Operation Paws for Home.
The organization finds foster homes for more than 100 dogs a month and the goal is to raise funds for medical needs for local rescue dogs.
Hayden duke – 5k race participant “Ouzzie is a rescue dog that I got when he was seven weeks old so it’s a cause near and dear to my heart, the weather is gorgeous so we wanted to give it a try” says Hayden Duke, owner of rescue dog and 5k race participant.
Ouzzie is twelve and a half years old and although he did not place, he got through the 5k race within an hour.
Dog owners came in from all over Maryland and other states to race for the cause of rescue dogs. The owners and dogs who places got medal awards and gift baskets full of treats.
“We definitely need fosters in the area we do have a good many but the more we have the more we can save” says Grese.
The race is also a way for Ouzzie’s owner to show his appreciation for being in his life.
“He’s done amazing things for me and my life it’s like who rescued who” says Duke.
Last year the organization provided care and homes for nearly 1,000 rescue dogs.