Citizens Park, Jewel Tea Pavilion
Barrington, IL US 60010
Dash for the Dogs:
Animal House Shelter's 7th Annual 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Family Fun Walk
Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017
Location: Citizens Park, 511 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010 Event Time: 7:15 am - 12:00 pm
Check-in/Registration: 7:15 am to 9:00 am (in Jewel Tea Pavilion)
5K run/walk begins promptly at 9:00 am followed by the 1 mile family fun walk at 10:30 am
Cost: $30 Pre-Registration, $35 Day of Registration, free for children under 10 years old
Animal House Shelter is a non-profit, no kill shelter in Huntley, IL. Dash for the Dogs allows us to raise funds necessary to cover the cost of our animals’ medical expenses and overall care. Even if you can not participate in the run/walk, we invite you to create your own fundraising page to help us save lives and spread awareness.
Our race course is certified and timed. Top 3 male and female finishers overall and in each age group will receive awards. Age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 & over.
Dogs are welcome to participate in the run or walk as long as they are leashed at all times, current on rabies and distemper vaccines, and have excellent temperament with other dogs and children. Strollers are welcome in the run and walk. Following the run and walk we will have food, medals, awards and other festivities for people to enjoy. We will also be acknowledging our top fundraisers!
About Animal House Shelter
Animal House Shelter is a non-profit, no kill shelter. We rescue 98% of our dogs and cats from pounds and animal control facilities with high rates of euthanasia. We rescue animals regardless of age, breed, or known health problems and rehabilitate them mentally and physically. We then personalize the adoption process to assure that each one of our animals is going into the best possible home for their particular needs. We provide veterinary care to all of our animals which can include surgeries and procedures costing thousands of dollars. The dogs and cats at Animal House Shelter are given all vaccinations and are neutered, dewormed, micro-chipped, heartworm tested (dogs) and feline leukemia/FIV tested (cats) prior to adoption. Dogs are kept on heartworm preventative and all animals receive flea and tick prevention monthly. Dogs are walked a minimum of four times daily to give them the maximum amount of socialization with each other and with people. Our cats are housed in a large free-roam cat habitat where they are constantly socializing with each other, staff, volunteers, and potential adopters. Animal House Shelter is open 7 days a week and 365 days a year. We never close, even on holidays, and strive to go above and beyond all standards of excellence when caring for our animals. We have rescued, rehabilitated and adopted out over 30,000 dogs and cats since we opened in 2002.
About Animal Rescue
For every animal we rescue, there are hundreds more that we have to turn away due to limited space and resources. Each year, about 7.3 million dogs and cats enter animal shelters nationwide and another 2.7 million are euthanized. That’s 7,397 dogs and cats being euthanized each day! We can do more with your help. Please help Animal House Shelter continue to save the lives of so many homeless animals.
Address: Animal House Shelter, 13005 Ernesti Road, Huntley, IL 60142
Hours: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11 am - 7 pm; Tuesday 11 am - 4 pm; and Saturday 9 am - 7 pm.
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