If you're looking for a feel-good event this summer, don't miss the 6th annual Run for Rover (Facebook
) hosted by the Pet Emergency Fund (PEF).
The event is so much more than a 5K run (certified by USA Track & Field). On Sunday, July 8 at the LaSalle Park Pavilion, there will be a dog washing service (courtesy of the Medaille College Student Veterinary Technicians Club), a pet costume contest, a pet sitting service, a 100-yard race for kids and a one-mile dog walk. Unique pet products and treats will also be on-hand at the vendor site. "Our event offers the perfect opportunity to have fun, indulge a passion for running or walking, and celebrate the joys of pet ownership," says Susan Mineo, DVM, president of the Pet Emergency Fund's board of directors. "Along the way we hope to raise funds to help financially strapped pet owners care for their sick and injured pets. Students, retirees on fixed incomes and people with multiple pets often fall into this category. The Pet Emergency Fund's dearest wish is that no owner should ever be faced with the prospect of denying care to their sick or injured pet."
*Registration for runners begins at 7:30 am on race-day with the 5K commencing at 9 am. The pet walk begins at 10 am. The pet costume contests start at 10:30 am and will be judged by WGRZ-TV Channel 2 news anchor Melissa Holmes. A 100-yard race for kids commences at 11 am. Entry forms are available by contacting Tarrie Adams at 716-883-8544. Or, visit the PEF website at www.PetEmergencyFund.org. All proceeds from "Run for Rover" go to the PEF general fund to help local veterinarians provide care for animals in need.