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Good Works: Upcoming event will raise funds to help people and their pets

On May 3, the Helping Hand Fund, the Meridian Valley Human Society and Genesis Service Dogs will present a 5K “Beat the Doc” Fun Run, a one mile pet walk and a pet fair to raise funds to help pets and people in the Treasure Valley.

Helping Hand Fund was established to help provide money for needed veterinary services for pets when financial resources were not available. The Meridian Valley Human Society is a volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to caring for canines relinquished by owners who can no longer care for them. Genesis Service Dogs breeds, raises, and trains dogs to assist children and adults with special needs.

Registration for the 5K Beat the Doc fun run, featuring veterinarian Chadwick Hunt from the Intermountain Veterinary Hospital as the Doc to beat, will start at 9:00 a.m. at Kleiner Park in Meridian and the run will begin at 10:30. The one mile pet walk begins at 11:00. Both events will end at the Pet Fair, with vendor booths, contests and prizes and canine demonstrations.

Registration for the 5K fun run or the one mile dog walk is $30 by April 26 and $35 after April 26. Registration fee includes: a fun run shirt, doggie bandana, and Helping Hand wrist band. The first four hundred to register will also receive a sling backpack, a collapsible water bottle, and a waste bag holder with attached LED light.

For more information call (208) 888-2910 or go to http://idahohelpinghandfund.com

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