Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue To Host 5K Run/Walk March 19

Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue will host its “Run Walk Four Paws Doggy Dash” event on Sunday, March 19 at Okeeheelee Park, starting at 8 a.m.

The event welcomes participants and their furry friends to enjoy a scenic 5K course around the lake and provides an excellent opportunity for pet owners to bond with their four-legged friends while raising funds for rescued dogs and cats.

“Our mission is to reduce the number of homeless dogs and cats from becoming victims to shelter euthanasia while educating the public on the importance of adoption and spay and neuter,” said Peter Torres, president of Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue. “Our staff is dedicated to saving pregnant and nursing animals, as well as orphaned puppies/kittens, and any unwanted animal, whether sick or healthy. We’re thrilled to host the ‘Run Walk Four Paws Doggy Dash’ event, which not only raises awareness for pet adoption and rescue, but also encourages health and wellness in the community.”

Top dogs, male and female participants will be awarded trophies. All participants will receive a special, one-of-a-kind medal. Free food, water and snacks will be provided along the way to ensure participants and their pets stay energized throughout the race.

Participants will be able to see the dogs they are helping. Many of the rescue dogs will be at the race, which starts and finishes at the Micanopy Pavilion. Registration is now open and can be accessed at https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/WestPalmBeach/DoggyDashRunWalk5k. This event is perfect for runners and walkers of all abilities, as well as dog lovers of all ages.

Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue is a nonprofit organization based in Royal Palm Beach that is committed to rescuing abandoned, abused and unwanted pets. The organization provides safe and loving environments for animals in need and works tirelessly to find them permanent homes. Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue is dedicated to promoting pet adoption, responsible pet ownership and community outreach. Learn more at www.justinbartlettanimalrescue.org.