Saturday, March 24, 2018

4th Annual Fast & Furriest 5K Race & 1M Walk, Operation Paws for Homes

Dog Fundraiser
(C) Operation Paws for Homes

WOOF! BARK! It's time once again for the "Annual Fast & Furriest 5K Race & 1M Walk" on Sunday, April 8, 2018, 10 a.m., at Monocacy Village Park in Frederick, Maryland.  The 2017 event raised over $14,000 for the organization!

Bring your dog and take a walk or a run to raise funds for the dogs Operations Paws for Homes works so diligently to help get "Forever Homes" and humans to love.

The 1-mile walk is back this year! There will be more water stations and doggie waste containers.  There will be CHIPPED bibs for timing purposes!

The race is proudly dedicated to Anthony M. Capobianco and his family. The event brings joy, comfort, and happiness to Anthony's family each year. Anthony was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at the age of 3 and by the time he turned 12, Anthony was wheelchair-bound. 
We know that dogs touched Anthony’s heart deeply. He couldn't stand the thought of a dog being hungry, abused, or without a good loving home. Operation Paws for Homes knows this happens way too often and in places very close to home. Anthony gave his monetary gifts to organizations that helped dogs in need of help. Anthony passed away in March 2015 at the young age of 36.

Providing safety, medical care and a forever home to rescued dogs, was one of Anthony's dreams. With this event, Anthony's dream continues to live on - saving dogs. Pawlease take a moment to say hello to Anthony's family and wish them well.

Thank you for supporting this event - it means so much to so many - for so many different reasons.

To register for the race and learn more, pawlease visit 4th Annual Fast & Furriest 5K/1M Fun Walk event!

About Operation Paws for Homes: Operation Paws for Homes (OPH) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, federal ID number 45-2785962. OPH is an all-breed dog rescue serving Maryland, DC, Virginia and south-central Pennsylvania consisting of a network of volunteers and foster homes. We do not have a facility nor do we receive funding from local, state or federal sources. We partner with high-kill shelters in the south in an effort to save as many dogs that, by no fault of their own, end up in the shelter waiting for someone to take them home. Many do not make it out of the shelter.

Since being founded in 2010, Operation Paws for Homes has rescued over 6,000 dogs from high kill shelters. Volunteers, fosters and supporters across Virginia, Maryland, DC and southern central Pennsylvania work together to find forever homes for well-deserved dogs who find themselves in shelters through no fault of their own. Many of our dogs are rescued just hours before their last breath might have been taken.

The website is Operation Paws for Homes.

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