Portland, June 9th, 2013. More than 550 runners and walkers pounded the pavement to support DoveLewis at the third annual Run for the Love of Dove event. The run, held in the neighborhoods of Northwest Portland, raised approximately $37,000 to support the DoveLewis Stray Animal and Wildlife program – a donor-funded program that provides 24-hour emergency stabilization and care for injured stray and animals and wildlife.
This year, the event also drew nearly 300 canine co-pilots who eagerly trotted along with their human companions on the flat and fast, 5K course. Post-race activities included a variety of food and drink options, a vendor street fair, live entertainment, silly pet contests and a professional photo booth for both people and pets.
About the Stray Animal and Wildlife Program
More than one thousand injured strays, lost pets and wild animals come to DoveLewis from county shelters, Good Samaritans, police officers and firefighters every year. DoveLewis works in partnership with local county shelters and the Portland Audubon Society to provide 24-hour emergency stabilization and care for these animals. Operation of the Stray Animal and Wildlife Program relies on financial support from the community and it is not uncommon for the cost of treating these animals to exceed $150,000 every year.
About DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital
DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, established in 1973 and based in Portland, Ore., is the only nonprofit, 24-hour emergency and intensive care unit in the region. DoveLewis provides donor-funded programs to the community, including one of the United States’ largest volunteer-based animal blood banks, a nationally recognized pet loss support program, 24-hour stabilizing care for lost, stray and wild animals and financial assistance for qualifying low-income families and abused animals. Celebrating 40 years of service to the community and over 500,000 animals treated and counting; that is experience you can trust! For more information, please visit DoveLewis.org.