Doggie Dash 2007

Thu, 09/27/2007 - 4:02pm
By: Emily Baldwin

Lending aid to man’s best friend

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The Georgia Heartland Humane Society (GHHS) and the Peachtree City Dog Park will sponsor the fifth annual 5K Doggie Dash tomorrow in Peachtree City.

Registration for the event begins at 9:30 a.m. at Shakerag Knoll, next to the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater and Peachtree City Dog Park.

The walk will take place over 3.1 miles of the city’s shaded bike paths beginning at 10:30 a.m. Pet lovers will be out with their canine friends to participate in the event which will benefit other animals who need a good home.

“Start the fall season off by spending some quality time with your four-legged ‘best friend’ while helping less fortunate animals,” said Ginger Kenney of the Peachtree City Dog Park. ”After the walk, enjoy the music, have some refreshments, visit our vendors and pick up a ‘goodie bag’ for your canine companion.”

All proceeds raised during this event will benefit the many homeless, abandoned and injured animals in Fayette and Coweta counties rescued by Georgia Heartland Humane Society.

Participants may choose to walk as an individual or ask fellow animal lovers to form a team. Also participants may walk alone or with their dog. All dogs that participate will receive a free Doggie Dash scarf, and there is no registration fee.

Those who raise a minimum of $50 will receive a free Doggie Dash T-shirt.

Georgia Heartland Humane Society is a non-profit, no-kill organization that works to end the suffering of homeless and abused animals, like George and Sofi, two blind puppies born to a stray mother. Without Georgia Heartland's help, these puppies would have never survived.

“Please help us continue to provide help for puppies like George and Sofi,” said Evelyn White of Georgia Heartland. “We receive no money from the government, but depend entirely on the generosity of the community. With winter coming on, the need for help will be greater than ever, without resources many may have to be turned away.”

For those interested in helping Georgia Heartland, but who cannot make it to tomorrow’s event, donations are encouraged. Georgia Heartland will continue to accept pledges through the month of October so there is still plenty of time to help.

Pledges can be mailed to Georgia Heartland Humane Society, P.O. Box 772197, Newnan, Ga. 30263.

To find out more information about the event including event guidelines visit

Georgia Heartland is always looking for foster homes.

If you would like to do more for underprivileged animals, GHHS encourages you to give of your time and talents to the organization. Visit and fill out a volunteer application or speak with any of the volunteers at the event.

To learn more about the Peachtree City Dog Park, visit

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