The Georgia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Georgia SPCA) will be hosting its third annual “Run for the Rescues 5K, Fun Run and Festival" on Saturday, March 23 in the Suwanee Town Center Park in the heart of Suwanee. Participants are encouraged to bring their dogs for this day-long event to benefit homeless pets.
The fun run will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Library on Main Street and the 5K race will begin at 9:15 a.m. at the Suwanee City Hall. Registration is $25 for the 5K race and $15 for the fun run. Click here for more information on registering for this event.
In addition to the race, there will be a festival at the Suwanee Town Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. which will feature food and beverages, arts and crafts, inflatables for the kids, Frisbee demonstrations, training demonstrations and treats for dogs, cats and runners alike.
Vendors will also be set up with samples and products for sale. Many local rescues will be at the Festival with dogs for adoption. Click here for a list of vendors and rescue organizations that will be participating.
In addition, the Georgia SPCA will hold pet contests on the main stage at Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. for the longest tail, longest ears, pet/owner look-a-like, best trick, tallest dog and shortest dog.
About the Georgia SPCA (from the website)
“The Georgia SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is a 501c(3) non-profit pet rescue organization located in Suwanee, GA. Our Mission is to reduce the number of healthy cats and dogs euthanized in the state of Georgia by implementing successful adoption programs, offering low cost spay/neuter to the public, and by promoting responsible pet ownership.
As a no kill organization, all animals accepted by the Georgia SPCA are placed in our adoption center or foster homes until suitable forever homes can be found. Prior to adoption our pets are fully vetted, including vaccinations, disease testing, treatment for heartworms (if necessary), flea and tick and heartworm prevention, spay or neuter, and microchipping. A free 30-day pet health insurance policy is included with each adoption.”