THE RESCUE TRAIN is a unique, 501(c)3 non-profit, no-kill organization dedicated to eliminating animal suffering and euthanasia through hands-on rescue work, dedication to spay/neuter, education and awareness.
The Rescue Train hosted its 10th year Race for the Rescues 5k/10k yesterday. Xena and I were happy to be part of this great event once again.
Because animals do not have a voice. Four million cats and dogs—about one every eight seconds—are put down in U.S. shelters each year. Most of these animals die unwanted and alone. Race For The Rescues believes that by uniting animal lovers and animal welfare organizations to work together we can change those heartbreaking statistics and make our world a kinder place.
Race for the Rescues raised over $426,000 this year to help 37 amazing animal welfare organizations. AND, all 40 dogs who were up for adoption were adopted at the event!! It was such a great day. Here are some photos from the event. We hope you can join us next year.
4 comments on “Race for the Rescues 10.24.15”
How great that you participated and what an awesome amount of money raised for such an important organisation. Fantastic! 🙂
Thanks Jane. They have grown over the years and so is the event. It was well planned and organized. It gets better each year. I am happy to see that they are getting a tremendous support from animal lovers and other local non-profit organizations. And because they host this event near Halloween, the race have a different theme each year which is always fun. This year’s theme was Cowboys and Cowgirls. Some of the dogs were in costumes. So cute. 🙂
An awesome initiative!
It really is! I am happy to see them growing and getting a lot of support from animal lovers.