Thursday, April 3, 2008

Doggie Dash 2008 Update

Dear Fellow Animal Lover,

How would you like to win a portrait of you and your pet (or just yourself) with professional makeup artists at your disposal for a portrait of a lifetime? Here’s what you should do: become a participant in Georgia Heartland Humane Society’s Doggie Dash 2008, to be held Saturday, April 12 at Shakerag Park in Peachtree City. Top donation collectors can choose a glamour portrait by Glamour Shots or one of a number of other special prizes that will be awarded!

Doggie Dash, GHHS’s premier fund-raiser, is a 5K walk (a shorter route is also available) that animal lovers participate in to help raise money for our rescue mission. GHHS helps animals like Digger, a lovely Chow/Goldie mix whose owner turned him in to be euthanized because he had been hit by a car and they did not like looking at the injured leg or Precious, a sweet 7 year old Chihuahua, who is fighting for her life because her owners never kept her on heartworm prevention. And there's Kano, a puppy born to a stray mother and abandoned in someone's front yard. Kano had a birth defect and was born with one leg partially missing. These wonderful animals have a chance to find a loving home and a good life because of people like you.

To register for Doggie Dash 2008, pick up a registration packet or go to our website, www.gaheartland.com, where you will find all of the information you need. Take the pledge/donation form to church, to school and to your office and ask your neighbors, friends and relatives to make a donation to GHHS. (They can make out a tax deductible check to GHHS.)

Form a team of fellow office workers or running club members and compete for the prize for the most donations collected by a team. A special offer is given to local veterinary clinics. The top donation collector among vet clinics will win a FREE CATERED LUNCH for their office! There will also be a special top prize for the most donations collected by a junior individual (younger than 18). Then come to Shakerag Park on April 12 and turn in your donations.

Individuals will receive a FREE DOGGIE DASH T-SHIRT if they collect at least $50 in donations. Other top prizes that everyone is eligible for include: a Glamour Shots portrait (value: $700—three of these will be awarded), a week’s stay at The Fur Pet Resort (value: $238), a week’s stay at Airport Park ‘N Bark (value: $238), doggie day care at Camp Bow Wow, a one-of-a-kind piece of pottery donated by a local artist, free Frontline and Heartgard medication, a free voucher to test your dog’s DNA makeup (provided by Mars Veterinary, Inc.) and much, much more! Visit our exhibitors for free dog goodies and win door prizes!

Collect as a team or as an individual, and join us on April 12. Have some fun AND help make a difference in the life of a homeless animal.

For more information go to www.gaheartland.com or call us at 770-830-2820.
Doggie Dash 2008 Committee
Georgia Heartland Humane Society

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