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SPCA of Wake County: K9-3K Dog Walk 2012

Posted on March 11, 2012. Filed under: Events | Tags: , , , , , , , |

SPCA of Wake County: K9-3K Dog Walk 2012.

K9-3K Dog Walk 2012

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Join the SPCA for the 13th Annual K9-3K Dog Walk to raise money for homeless pets. On Saturday, April 21 the streets of downtown Raleigh will close to make way for the largest march of dogs in city history. The walk event is fun for families, individuals and of course dogs! Join thousands of people like you who care about animals and walk to save lives.

How do I get involved?
     WALK: If you want to participate in the walk, select the “Register to Walk” button at the top of the page. From here you can choose to walk as an individual, with your family, or you can form or join a team. You don’t have to have a dog to participate; cat lovers (without the kitties) are welcome to join in the fun. The money raised from this walk event will help homeless cats and bunnies as well as dogs! Register to Walk >

  DONATE: Would you like to support a walker’s fundraising efforts with a donation? Select the “Donate” button at the top of the page. From here you can search for the name of the walk participant or team’s home page. This will credit your gift to your selected walker. Donate >

I’ve already registered to walk, how do I access My Participant Center?
If you already logged on, an orange Participant Center button will appear on the upper right of this page directly above the thermometer. Don’t see a button? Follow these simple instructions.

What can my business do to get involved with the K9-3K Dog Walk?
      We have several fun and high-profile options for you. See how your business can help!

QUESTIONS? Contact the Dog Walk Support Team >

View 2009 Dog Walk Highlights!

Photo Highlights from 2011 Dog Walk:
> thank you to Sarah Cooper Photography for digitally capturing the event for WRAL News 

> SPCA photographs on Facebook.

> Check out the photo highlights from the 2010 K9-3K Dog Walk >

 

We are here to help!
SPCA DOG WALK Support Team Contact Information:
Questions about online registration? Contact Darci VanderSlik via email or 919-532-2088 or Mondy Lamb via email.

Be a Event Sponsor! Contact Carole Smith via email or 919-532-7065
Donate over the phone: Call Ralf Hollander at 919-532-2083
Questions about the event? Contact the  Dog Walk Support Team.

SPCA K9-3K Dog Walk | Saturday, April 21, 2012 | Event start time 10:00am walk at 11:00am | Moore Square, downtown Raleigh, NC

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Marine Fights to Adopt Military Dog Before He is Put Down | Life With Dogs

Posted on March 11, 2012. Filed under: Advocate | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

 Marine Successful in Fight to Adopt Military Dog

Update (3/19/12) Rex and Megan Leavey will soon be reunited.

From the web site; Life With Dogs {by ADMIN in Dog News; Life With Dogs}

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said the Air Force has indicated that it will release Sgt. Rex in the near future, when he’ll finally have a chance to resume his life with former Cpl. Megan Leavey.

Schumer had originally taken an interest in the case when the Purple Heart recipient began her quest to adopt Sgt. Rex in 2007, and his recent pressure by means of a public petition drive seems to have finally put an end to a conflict that never should have existed.

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March 11, 2012

Marine Fights to Adopt Military Dog Before He is Put Down; Life With Dogs

http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2012/03/marine-fights-to-adopt-military-dog-before-he-is-put-down/

From the web site; Life With Dogs  {by ADMIN in Dog News; Life With Dogs}

Marine Fights to Adopt Military Dog Before He is Put Down | Life With Dogs  (Click link to view video) My Fox NY

A woman who served in Iraq for more than three years is now fighting bureaucratic red tape to save the German Shepherd she survived a roadside bomb blast with.

Retired military dog handler Megan Leavey, 28, and her military dog Rex both spent a year in rehabilitation after they were nearly killed by a roadside bomb in Ramadi in 2006. After serving on more than 100 missions together, the pair formed a tremendous bond. Now Leavey wants to bring him home.

“He’s done his duty. It’s time for him to relax,” Leavey says.

Leavey has been trying to adopt Rex since being discharged from the military in December 2007. More than fours years later, he still waits for her in a kennel at Camp Pendleton. He was recently diagnosed with facial palsy and can no longer serve, and Leavey wants to adopt him before he is euthanized.

“This is not (the Marines) first priority. A lot of times it gets lost in the shuffle,” Leavey said in an interview with MyFox New York.

She says time is running out for the faithful dog. Fortunately, she has found political help that may finally turn the tables in a long, drawn out effort to save her former partner. Sen. Charles Schumer has stepped in and taken an interest in the case. He has requested that the military expedite Leavey’s application to adopt Sergeant Rex before he is put to sleep.

“The Marines don’t have a reason against reuniting them, it’s just a slow bureaucracy,” Shumer says.

Meanwhile, Rex waits. And Megan Leavey worries. “It’s life or death,” she says.

Marine Fights to Adopt Military Dog Before He is Put Down | Life With Dogs

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Dog Adopted After Spending 6 Years in Shelter! – The Animal Rescue Site

Posted on March 11, 2012. Filed under: Advocate |

Dog Adopted After Spending 6 Years in Shelter!

News and information at The Animal Rescue Site

via Dog Adopted After Spending 6 Years in Shelter! – The Animal Rescue Site.

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