September 21st, 2013 marks the Third Annual Ride for the Dogs Poker Run. We are excited to see our old friends who have participated from the beginning and to make new friends. We have set a goal of 100 riders this year! Through various means of marketing we are planning to reach more people who care about the homeless dogs at the Caring Hands Humane Society and Ride for the Dogs.
This year’s event will feature not only the Poker Run but a Raffle, Live Auction, Door Prizes and a BBQ Lunch. The Poker Run, if you are unfamiliar, is a game that riders play going from location to location trying to gather the best hand of poker. They collect their cards by throwing a dart at a board filled with playing cards. The best three hands win and we will have a prize for the worst hand as well. Everyone who registers will have a chance to win door prizes. We will be raffling items at the start of the day and auctioning of other items at the end of the run.
This event is important to the Caring Hands Humane Society for fundraising as well as increasing awareness about the homeless animals in our area. If you have pets, you know how expensive veterinary care can be. Now imagine that bill for over 2,000 animals! That is how many homeless dogs, cats, and other companion animals come through our doors every year. As you can imagine, it takes a significant amount of funds and resources to provide quality medical care for each homeless animal.
Our journey toward a NO-Kill community depends on donors, adopters, volunteers and advocates. A NO-Kill community is one where the bond between humans and companion animals is so strong that the only animals dying are dogs and cats that are irremediably suffering, are sick or injured with a poor or grave prognosis for rehabilitation, and vicious dogs with a poor prognosis. The resources you provide will help raise funds for medical care, public education, adoption promotion, housing, daily care and rehabilitation of homeless animals from the Harvey County area.