Organizers are heralding this weekend’s second annual See Spot Run event at J.F. Gregory Park as a success for Bryan Animal Caregivers.
The event had more participants and drew more money, around $5,000, than the prior year’s outing, said foundation president Lisa Stringfellow.
"The event is definitely growing," Stringfellow said. "We added quite a few festivities this year and gave out a lot more awards for the races and for pet contests. Our sponsors were very generous as well. The boy scouts and middle school students were a big help too."
New this year was an Australian Shepard agility dog exhibition by Aussie Rescue, face painting, outdoor grilling by Backyard Burgers and a variety of pet contests including categories the likes of "happiest tail", "looks most like owner" and "smallest dog".
Proceeds from the event will go toward the organization’s reduced cost spay and neuter program and rescue efforts. Stringfellow reports that since the group’s spay/neuter program was introduced in 2003, 1,400 pets have been spayed or neutered at a reduced cost to Bryan County pet owners.
For more information on Bryan Animal Caregivers, visit them online at www.bac,petfinder.com or call 727-2694. Their website is also a tool to connect lost pets back with their owners.