17th Annual Rescue Run to Benefit Homeless Cats and Dogs Across Franklin County
2017 marks 17 years running strong with PetPromise, Inc. at our annual Rescue Run event. Rescue Run takes place each year on Memorial Day weekend. This year, the 17th annual Rescue Run takes place on Saturday, May 27th 2017 at 9:00am.
Located at McFerson Commons Park in the heart of the Arena District downtown, Rescue Run is a walk and run promoting awareness of the pet overpopulation problem and supporting efforts to change the future for all homeless pets through education, rescue, sterilization, and adoption. All proceeds benefit our lifesaving programs, including the Pet Food Pantry and City Kitty, as well as the homeless cats and dog fostered by PetPromise, Inc.
This year’s Rescue Run course includes a 1k and 5k option for two- and four-legged participants. This event is family-friendly and pet-friendly. Walkers, runners, and friendly dogs are welcome to participate! The registration fee is $30.
On the day of the race, registration will take place between 8:00am and 9:00am. The race will start promptly at 9:00am — rain or shine. Visit rescuerun.com to learn more about how to participate.
PetPromise is a Columbus, Ohio-based nonprofit animal welfare organization dedicated to helping create a world where there are no more homeless pets through education, rescue, sterilization, and adoption. PetPromise does not support euthanasia as a method of population control.
PetPromise rescues stray animals from the street or from death row at shelters. All of our pets are cared for in volunteer foster homes until adoption. We are working to secure a no-kill sanctuary where rescued pets can be safely sheltered and rehabilitated until we can find them forever homes.
Our City Kitty program provides spay and neuter services for feral cats in order to reduce the number of unwanted animals in our community. We also educate the community on the seriousness of the pet overpopulation problem. Our Pet Food Pantry provides temporary assistance of cat and dog food free of charge to pet owners who are experiencing economic hardship as well as caretakers of feral cat colonies.
PetPromise is funded solely by donations and volunteer fundraising. If you have questions about PetPromise or would like to get involved, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy holidays from our four-legged family to yours!
PetPromise is excited to announce that we have received a $1,000 grant for spay and neuter services from The Ohio Pet Fund! Grants from The Ohio Pet Fund are made possible through the purchase of special license plates in the state of Ohio. These license plates cost $25 in addition to the cost of a regular set of plates. $10 goes to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles and $15 goes to The Ohio Pet Fund.
The Ohio Pet Fund has awarded over 200 grants for spay, neuter and education since 2006. It is a 501(c)(3) organization. To learn more, visit their website at petsohio.com.