We thank the 35 dogs, 50 walkers, and 45 runners who participated in Encore Pets/Spay 2 Save’s first annual Wag, Walk & Run event on September 15 in Beaufort. Photos of the dogs and event can be viewed on our Facebook page, and race results are posted here.
Wag, Walk and Run raised over $1900, which will go directly toward our spay/neuter mission. Visit www.mobilespay.org or call 252-622-2373 for more information about clinic locations and dates.
Carteret County Parks & Recreation sponsored the event; we wish to acknowledge Bill Stanley, who passed away in June, and who graciously helped us to make this event a reality. We also appreciate the help we received from Jessica Forsberg and AnMarie Ivester of CCP&R for all their advice, support and use of equipment for the race.
Equally vital to the success of the event were our event sponsors whose generosity allowed us to cover the costs of t-shirts, medals and swag-bags. We thank our Gold Level Sponsors–the Atlantis Lodge, BB&T, Carteret Craven Electric Foundation, Hole in the Wall Dog Training, Mike Toler Chrysler Dodge Jeep, and Sound Bank; our Silver Level Sponsors–the Ann Street Inn, Carteret Animal Hospital, Coastal Community Market, Eastern Athletic Club, Nationwide Insurance – Willis Agency, and Yoga for You; and our in-kind sponsors–CCBS and Sign Shop, In Your Head Advertising, Lowe’s Foods, and PetSmart of Morehead City.
We are also grateful to First Citizen’s Bank in Beaufort for providing a venue for the event, the Town of Beaufort for supporting our efforts, and the Beaufort Police and Fire Departments for their efforts to keep our participants – both two- and four-legged – safe.
We greatly appreciate the dedication of our volunteers who came out so early in the morning to help set up and made sure everything ran smoothly and safely. In particular, we thank the National Charity League, Inc (Outer Banks Chapter) for their continued support and involvement with Encore Pets.
This event demonstrated yet again how the support of the community is vital to our work—Spay 2 Save would not exist without the continued efforts of so many folks who generously give of their time, efforts and money to improve the lives of local pets. We enjoyed seeing so many happy pets (several Encore alums!) and their people and we look forward to the second annual Wag, Walk & Run next year!
Encore Pets and Spay 2 Save