The Humane Society of Heber Springs introduces an exciting fundraiser opportunity for people who love to run or walk as much as they love dogs. The Cash Dash is a 5K, followed by a 1K dog fun run/walk that will be held along Greers Ferry Lake in Heber Springs on Saturday, September 28. Sponsored by First Arkansas Bank & Trust (FAB&T) and other local businesses, proceeds from the Cash Dash will go to the Heber Springs Humane Society.
The Cash Dash is named after Cash, a golden retriever rescued from the animal shelter that is now the mascot for FAB&T.
Matt Vowels, Regional Manager for Cleburne County said, “We are thrilled to partner with the Heber Springs Humane Society to raise not only awareness of the needs of shelter animals, but also the need for funding for the Humane Society. Our mascot, Cash, was rescued from an animal shelter, so we are keenly aware of the benefit of choosing to add a member to your family from a local animal shelter.”
Betty Crown with the Heber Springs Humane Society says she wants to challenge local runners or walkers to participate and make the Cash Dash about having fun and helping find forever homes for abandoned animals.
“The Cash Dash is a unique way to raise needed funds. On average it costs $200 to prepare an animal for adoption, including spay/neuter, vaccinations, food, and shelter,” said Ms. Crown. “We recover less than half the amount through adoption fees, so we rely on generous donations from our community to keep saving lives. We are a private organization and do not receive any government funding. This race is a creative and fun way to engage our local community and help support our mission.”
The cost to participate is $20 for the 5K and $10 for the 1K fun run with your dog. To secure a spot, visit: www.ageeracetiming.com/events/101.
Not only will participants be able to support their local humane society, but according to event organizer, Betty Crown, registered participants will also receive a t-shirt and other fun prizes, for both humans and dogs.
The 5K will begin at 8:00 a.m., and the 1K Dog Race will begin immediately following the 5K race. Dogs are welcome in the 1K run/walk as long as they are on a 6-foot leash or less. Participants should be sure to closely observe their dog and provide them with plenty of water.