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Paws for a Cause

September 21st, 2012

Throughout the summer, animal lovers around the world staged protests in response to recent news stories about the city of Kiev rounding up and euthanizing thousands of stray dogs in preparation for a soccer tournament.

Here in Corvallis, Oregon, the OSU International Veterinary Students Club and the Shelter Medicine Club are doing what they do best: Raising money to help sick and homeless pets. You can help too: Come join them in a Run for Ukraine on Sunday, October 14th. Proceeds from the event will go for veterinary care in Corvallis’ sister city of Uzhgorod, Ukraine. “Our goal is to raise funds to send U.S. veterinarians to Uzhgorod to help with education, as well as spaying and neutering efforts, or put the money toward the building of Uzhgorod’s first animal shelter,” says Ali McKay, secretary of the Shelter Medicine Club. “Uzhgorod doesn’t have any animal shelters and humane treatment of animals is lacking throughout much of Ukraine.”

The 5K Fun Run/Walk & K9-9K will begin at Magruder Hall and wind around the OSU campus. You can run with or without a dog (or even with a cat!). The 9K starts at 9 a.m. and the 5K starts at 9:30 a.am. Save $2 and pre-register by October 7th! Just send a check for $15 per person to: OSU College of Veterinary Medicine, Ali McKay/Class of 2013, 101 Magruder Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331  Be sure to include a note with your T-shirt size. Race Day registration starts at 7:30 a.m.

You can make an impact, get some exercise, and enjoy the beautiful OSU campus! See you there!


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