If you’re looking for a doggone good time, join the race to help homeless pets at the Humane Society of Jefferson County’s 5th Annual Furry Friends 5K Run/Walk. This family-and dog-friendly event takes place at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, at the Jefferson County Fair Park.
Hundreds of human participants and their canine companions have taken part in the FF5K. It offers the community a fun and healthy event that gets bigger and better every year. In addition to the race, the day includes a canine lure course, bobbing for tennis balls, face painting, a 50/50 raffle, concessions, and many area vendors. Good Time Music Service will provide tunes to get everyone pumped up before and during the race, with live music by the Belle Weather for all to enjoy post-race.
The HSJC is pleased to welcome Joal Derse Dauer, as this year’s Furry Friends 5K Guest of Honor. Joal is the author of “Saving Sadie, How a Dog that No One Wanted Inspired the World”. She will be joined by her dog Sadie and will be sharing their inspirational story with those in attendance. To learn more about Sadie’s journey, visit www.savingsadie.com
There is still plenty of time to register. Stop by the shelter to fill out a registration form, or visit www.hsjc-wis.com and follow the links to register on-line. Participants are encouraged to register before May 8 to be guaranteed a FF5K t-shirt. All those who register will receive an official FF5K medal along with a race bag filled with goodies from our generous sponsors.
The Humane Society is truly grateful to this year’s sponsors, including Platinum Sponsors: Daily Jefferson County Union, Nestle Purina and WFAW/WSJY/WKCH; Gold Sponsors: Fort HealthCare and Orbis Corporation; Silver Sponsors: Bender, Kind and Stafford Dental, Creature Comforts Veterinary Services, Culvers of Whitewater and Lake Mills, Jefferson Veterinary Clinic, Premier Bank, Lemke Fence, Johnson Creek Veterinary Care, St. John the Baptist Catholic School, Mr. Brews Taphouse, and Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing; and Bronze Sponsors: American Family Insurance - Tyler Speth Agency, Kwik Trip, Animal Medical Center of Whitewater, Badger Basement Systems, Fort Community Credit Union, W & A Distribution, Blodgett Garden Center, Abendroth Water Conditioning, Sullivan Veterinary Service, Baker Glass, Farmers Insurance - Scott Spoerl Agency, Edward Jones –Bruce Waller, Good Time Music Service, D&D Embroidery, Kennel Club of Fort Atkinson, Midwest Open MRI, The Belle Weather, Homes for Independent Living, A Wag in the Woods, Rock River Dental, Badger Veterinary Hospital, and Anytime Fitness of Jefferson.
If you’re looking for a day filled with excitement, fellowship and lots of tail wagging, plan to take part in this year’s Furry Friends 5K Run/Walk on May 19 at the Jefferson County Fair Park. All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Jefferson County which has served our community for 95 years. For more information, please contact Sara Lastusky, Community Outreach Coordinator, at 920-674-2048.