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News & Events Paws For Life 5k Road Race & One Mile Dog

2021 5K – Call for sponsors

We are hosting our 19th annual 5K Race & 1-Mile Dog Walk on Saturday, October 16th, 2021, at the Wake Forest College Birthplace, Historical District. We would LOVE your support at our event so we can continue the mission of saving lives of homeless cats and dogs in “our” community. We do this by rescuing animals from local high-kill shelters and providing much-needed emergency medical care, surgeries, vaccinations, spays & neuters, micro-chipping, food, and lots of TLC through our foster program until they are placed in loving adoptive homes. Paws for Life NC has been dedicated to our community since 2002 and with your help we can make 2021 a great year for even more animals!

Information on sponsorship levels can be found here: https://pawsforlifenc.org/2021-paws-for-life-5k-and-1-mile-dog-walk/

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THANK YOU to all of our sponsors, donors, adopters and followers. We could not of achieved our 2020 goals without your support.

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Thank You to our 18th Annual 5K 1 mile walk Sponsors. We appreciate your support to our 2020 event

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Our 18th annual 5K 1 Mile Walk registration is now OPEN. Our 5K will be virtual this year so you can run in the safety of our own neighborhood or trail. The popular 1 mile dog walk will take place at the some location at the Wake Forest College Birthplace in the Historical District of Wake Forest October 17th, 2020 at 9am. We will be hosting the popular costume parade with prizes for the best costumes and raffles!

Entry Form : CLICK BELOW FOR TICKETS

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THANK YOU to our 18th Annual 5K 1 mile walk Sponsors. We appreciate your support to our 2020 event

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Spay & Neuter

Why Spay/Neuter Your Pets

Why spay or neuter?

            Every year, millions of unwanted dogs and cats, including puppies and kittens, are euthanized. The good news is that responsible pet owners can make a difference. By having your dog or cat sterilized, you will do your part to prevent the birth of unwanted puppies and kittens. Spaying and neutering prevent unwanted litters, help protect against some serious health problems, and may reduce many of the behavioral problems associated with the mating instinct.

Removing a female dog or cat’s ovaries eliminates heat cycles and generally reduces the unwanted behaviors that may lead to owner frustration. Removing the testes from male dogs and cats reduces the breeding instinct, making them less inclined to roam and more content to stay at home.

Early spaying of female dogs and cats can help protect them from some serious health problems later in life such as uterine infections and breast cancer. Neutering your male pet can also lessen its risk of developing benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate gland) and testicular cancer.

The procedure has no effect on a pet’s intelligence or ability to learn, play, work or hunt. Some pets tend to be better behaved following surgical removal of their ovaries or testes, making them more desirable companions.

Did you know that Paws For Life has a low-income spay neuter program?  SNIF (Spay Neuter In Franklin County).   If your household income is below $50,000 you can get your pets altered for free to a low copay.  Go to https://pawsforlifenc.org/programs/spay-neuter-in-franklin-county/ to get more information.

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Spay & Neuter

Article on Keeping Your Dog Intact

If you decide to delay spaying or neutering your dog, for whatever length of time or whatever reason, here is something else to consider- Some people just may not be cut out to deal with an intact male or female dog in their household. Here are some caveats and considerations:

1. Female dogs do not get menstrual periods like humans, as some people mistakenly believe; they come into “heat,” or “season,” once or twice a year – the three to four days in their cycle when their unfertilized eggs ripen. (Though both biological processes involve bleeding, it’s inaccurate to compare a woman’s monthly cycle, which is an infertile time, to the heat in the female dog, which is quite the opposite. Dogs get pregnant while bleeding.) Some dogs cycle every six months; more primitive breeds, such as Basenjis or Tibetan Mastiffs, come into heat only once a year.

2. Female dogs can only get pregnant when they’re in heat, after about 6 months of age. Some females will show physical signs of readiness – their discharge will lighten in color, and they will “flag,” or lift their tail up and to the side. Others will show no behavioral changes; still others will “stand” and accept a suitor at any time in their cycle, even days before or after they are fertile. If you cannot be absolutely certain of identifying the signs of heat in your female, and securing her during this time, spay her. Intact males are frighteningly persistent in reaching the object of their desires; they will hurl themselves through glass windows, and might even attempt (and succeed) at breeding a female through the wires of a crate.

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Fostering

Foster Homes Needed

 Foster A Kitten or Puppy – Help Save A Life

 

 We are in need of dedicated foster homes for Dogs, Puppies, Kittens and Adult Cats.  Our county shelters are always full and many need rescue daily. 
Paw For Life can only save as many lives as we have foster homes.  All supplies are  provided and all medical care. You supply the home and love!

You can fill out a  foster  application

Fostering Saved Our Lives
Interested in learning more? Come to our Foster Interest Meeting
Sunday April 15th
at
Real McCoy’s
3325 Rogers Rd
Wake Forest
5pm to 6:30pm

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News & Events Paws For Life 5k Road Race & One Mile Dog

Paws for Life 5K-9 – 10/21/2017 @ 10:00 am

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Join us for our annual 5K-9 run on Saturday 10/21/2017 at 10 am!

This is one race which is happy to say they have gone to the dogs. The featured 5K, which begins at 10 am, is followed by a 1-mile walk for participants and their dogs.

The race starts and finishes at the Wake Forest College Birth Place located on 450 North Main Street in Wake Forest. Click here for a Course Map

Profits from the event will benefit the Paws For Life NC Animal Rescue in their goal to build an animal shelter where area pets and find safe refuge until they can be adopted to permanent homes.

We are looking for sponsors.  Own a business?  With over 300 in attendance each year this is a great place to promote your business at an affordable price..   Click here to find out more.

If you have a business that you would like to set up a table at this event, we are accepting 10 vendors to display and sell their products.  Click here for more information.

The entry fee for the 5K is $25 ($30 after October 13th, 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 click here

 

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Paws In Need

Tessa – Goal Reached!

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We have had one of the most expensive medical years in 2017 but we are still forging ahead thanks to wonderful donors.

Thank you to everyone who helped get Tessa the treatment she needs!

  • Connie Harter
  • Renee McNally
  • MaryAnn Barnes
  • Suzanne Watson
  • Emilie Routson
  • Belinda
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Please Help Goldie

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Goldie needs our help to raise money for her heartworm treatment, teeth extractions, and cancerous tumor removal!

This sweet gal was found in an abandoned house that was condemned and due to be demolished. Before knocking the place down they checked and found her and several other dogs inside. Animal control picked her and the others up, and she entered the shelter severely underweight at just 45lbs. Her age is estimated at 5 years old and she tested heartworm positive. Her front teeth were all worn down to nothing with the roots exposed, 2 of her canines were broken with roots showing, most likely from eating trash and tearing open canned food.

Luckily we were able to get her teeth removed and during her spay came across some cancerous tumors that had to be removed! She was covered in fleas with a skin infection but after some time in her loving foster home she is doing so much better! Goldie has come a long way but still has a ways to go.

Now that she has had a constant supply of food for a few weeks, we estimate she weighs about 65 pounds. She is house trained, crate trained, and can’t wait to get healthy again so she can go off to her forever home!

Donate to Goldie