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16th Annual Paws for Life 5K-9 Race and 1-Mile Dog Walk

Join us for our 16th annual 5K-9 Race and 1-Mile dog walk on Saturday 10/27/2018 at 10 AM.  Since fun and fitness usually go together, this event will also include our ever-popular doggie Halloween costume contest with prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners!!!

The featured race starts and finishes at the Wake Forest College Birthplace located on 450 North Main Street in Wake Forest, followed by a 1-mile walk for participants and their dogs.  Click here for a Course Map

Profits from the event will benefit the Paws For Life NC Animal Rescue in our goal to reduce the homeless pet population and give them safe refuge until they can be adopted to permanent homes.

The entry fee for the 5K is $25 ($30 after October 6th, up to and including race day). The fees for 1-Mile Dog Walk are $20 and $25, respectively.

In the 5K, awards will be presented to the first three males overall, to the first three females overall, and to the first-place finisher in each of the following age groups (both sexes): 15-under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, and 65-over.

To register online or for more information go to https://event.racereach.com/paws-for-life-5k-9

To download a mail-in entry form, Click here.

We look forward to seeing all of our 5K runners and dog walkers very soon!

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You’re Invited!

Please join us for a night of mystery, murder & mayhem at the social event of the year:  The engagement party of Buffy Chamois Ragsdale & Seth Poole! Security will be heightened in hopes of keeping unwelcome guests from entering.  Invited guests are asked to be on the lookout for suspicious looking characters. After all, some people would kill for an invitation to this party!

Bring some friends to form your own investigative team and enjoy dinner and drinks while you put your sleuthing skills to the test in a race to figure out whodunit!  This fun evening also includes a silent auction.

When:  August 4th, 6 PM

Where:  Renaissance Centre, 405 Brooks St, Wake Forest, NC

Tickets can be purchased at https://go.rallyup.com/murdermystery

 

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Volunteer Meeting – Monday March 13th

Come Join Our Team!

Paws For Life Animal Rescue will have a meeting for our volunteers on , at the Forks Cafeteria in Wake Forest (339 S. Brooks Street). Newcomers are very welcome! The meeting starts at 6:30 but come earlier if you want to eat. We will give updates on our various projects. Also, we’ll discuss opportunities for you to use your talents to help animals in need. Hope to see you there!

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February Volunteer Spotlight and Thank You

Paws for Life Animal Rescue has so many wonderful volunteers doing great things for our organization and the animals in our care. Here are just a few who regularly go above to help us achieve our goals.

Pete

Pete Mercer has been with our group for less than a year, but he has jumped in with both feet. He’s a dog foster, a dog team captain, a recurring adoption event leader, and most recently joined the intake team. He is always offering to deliver/pick up food, supplies, medicines and even offers to pick up and drop off foster dogs other than his own to make sure they get to events. Pete is a total team player.

Susan

Susan Decker’s energy, positive outlook, and friendliness are indescribable. She is the first to offer a hand to those who need help. Susan gets on board and supports others’ ideas and efforts 100%. She is an integral member of our fundraising team and a great conduit for connecting people, purpose and positive energy. Everyone needs a Susan Decker their organization.

Barbara

When it comes to volunteering, Barbara Coe is a soft-spoken, friendly woman who delivers quite a punch … and she does it with flair! An active cat foster, our reigning supply-drive queen, and a fundraising team member extraordinaire, Barbara is always at the ready to lead a drive, donate a basket or offer support. She is the epitome of quiet strength.

Thanks All!

Thank you to all of our volunteers for everything you do each and every day! It doesn’t matter if you are cat team or dog team, foster or general volunteer, put your efforts towards fundraising, running events/programs, screening applications, checking voice mails, website management, grant writing, delivery/transports, cleaning condos/q-shed, or helping spread the word about what we do. We are all in this organization together to make a difference in the lives of homeless dogs and cats. Together, we DO make a difference and every year gets better and better with the number of animals we are able to rescue.

~ Carla Roshitsh
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Thanks to our Volunteers

Open letter to volunteers!

I meant to get this out earlier, but it seems like I blinked and it was February already! Before things get busier, as the Paws for Life/FCHS Volunteer Coordinator, I wanted to take a quick minute to thank all of our volunteers for your support to this organization.

It doesn’t matter if you are cat team or dog team; foster or general volunteer; or put your efforts towards fundraising, running events/programs, screening applications, checking voice mails, website management, grant writing, delivery/transports, cleaning condos/q-shed, or helping to spread the word about what we do. We are all in this organization together to make a difference in the lives of homeless dogs and cats. Together, we DO make a difference and every year gets better and better with the number of animals we are able to rescue.

I have been a volunteer with this organization for about a year and a half now and assumed my current role in May of last year. Since that time I have seen the organization grow and change as we are continuously infused with new volunteers, fresh ideas, renewed energy and valuable skill sets. My role has given me insight into how busy we are as an organization and how everyone’s contributions intertwine to bring the successes we have. As I look to this new year and the things already planned or underway, I think the challenge is going to be in continuing to harness all of the energy and wonderful ideas of an ever-growing organization in a way that keeps us collectively working in unison towards our common goals … without burning out. Teamwork, unity, effective communication, and organization at every level will be invaluable in this pursuit for sure.

My Volunteer Coordinator “goals” for this year include implementing volunteer training; dabbling in a few smaller community outreach activities; and kicking off quarterly volunteer socials. Also, with a focus on organization, I’m hoping to up my game on keeping the volunteer calendar updated with info on all meetings, adoption events, supply drives, community outreach events, fundraisers, etc., to make it easier for everyone in the group to plan and organize their specialized team events. It will also help everyone to “see” how busy we are as a whole organization.

Thank you all for all that you do!

~ Carla