September 1, 2014

Eighth Annual “Race for the Rescues, Oct. 6

 

LOS ANGELES, CA—Jane Lynch of "Glee" is helping The Rescue Train's Eighth Annual 5K, 10K, 1K Dog Walk, Kids Fun Run and Virtual Race, to be held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Sunday, Oct. 6.

This day of fun with a Hollywood flair will raise funds for 15 nonprofit, 501 (c)3, no-kill, animal welfare organizations, who together help save thousands of animals' lives. Other animal lovers joining in the fun this year are Maile Flanagan of "Lab Rats," Regan Burns and Beth Littleford of "Dog With A Blog," and singer Temera Melek. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the race promptly kicks off at 8:30 a.m.

This is Los Angeles's premier animal-related fundraising event benefiting the following non-profit rescue organizations: Angel City Pit Bulls, Angeldogs Foundation, Auction Horse Rescue, Cat Posse, Downtown Dog Rescue, Heaven On Earth Animal Society, K9 Connection, Mercy For Animals, Molly's Mutts & Meows, New Life K-9 Rescue, Too Many Bunnies Rabbit Rescue, United Pegasus Foundation, Sante D'Or and The Rescue Train.

The Rescue Train applauds these rescue groups and animal welfare organizations. Each year they save and find loving homes for thousands of dogs, cats and horses. They are also dedicated to rehabilitating wildlife, preventing cruelty to farmed animals, providing veterinary care for pets of low-income families and free spay/neuter clinics. They are solely run on tax-deductible donations. Because of their tireless devotion, our world is kinder place.

Lisa Young, Director of The Rescue Train, explained the added significance to this year's event: "Due to the economic crisis, our donations are down 40 percent. This means fewer dogs, cats and horses can be saved. Because of foreclosures, the city shelters are in crisis and flooded with animals, which, in turn, has dramatically increased the euthanasia rate. The animals need us now more than ever!

"It is our mission to bring the community together to help us save as many of these precious lives as we can. We hope that more attendees will find it in their hearts to provide a new home for one of the rescue animals at the event and adopt," said Young.

Race for the Rescues will feature:

• 1 K non-competitive Kids Fun Run. Every child gets a medal!

• Pet Adoption Event & Fashion Show—After showing off their fashion-forward best, the pets from the Pasadena Humane Society/SPCA and Los Angeles Animal Services will be available for adoption

• A Silent Auction, Kids' Face Painting, Pet Psychic, Hula For The Hounds and Best Dog Costume judged by Celebrities

• Food Trucks courtesy of Food Truck Army

• Incentive Prizes for Fundraisers and Top Racers

For full details on Race for the Rescues: racefortherescues.org or therescuetrain.org.

Among the sponsors making this event possible are: Southwest Airlines, Dropcam, Longo Toyota, Union Bank, Healthy Spot, Jax and Bones, Bank Of America.