How to sweat to save Philly pets
Anyone can need a little help, especially our furry friends. There are a few institutions in the City of Brotherly Love that are dedicated to helping Philly pets in any way they can, but they also couldn’t do what they do without the support of the community – and a special event is back in person. this year to help do just that.
Main Line Animal Rescue, a subsidiary of the Pennsylvania SPCA, will be hosting the 10th Annual Tails & Trails 5K Run / 2K Walk, sponsored by Audi West Chester, on Saturday June 5 in Phoenixville. Main Line’s official mission statement on its website reads: “Everything we do is focused on eliminating the systemic issues that lead to animal abuse and pet homelessness. When you see the heartbreaking effects of a broken system, nothing motivates more than the desire for change. “
Now Philadelphians can be a part of that change.
According to the statement, the event, which begins at 9 a.m., has become a must-see for animal lovers in the Delaware Valley. The Run / Walk invites athletes of all skill levels to come together to support MLAR’s mission to save abused, unwanted and abandoned animals and ultimately find new, safe and loving homes for them. With current security protocols in place and the limited number of registrations available, participants are encouraged to register in advance. Drop-in registration may also be available.
“The run / walk takes place on a cross-country course that crosses the hills of MLAR and offers a view of our beautiful 60-acre farm,” says Maura Murphy, director of special events for the PSPCA. Murphy also says the 3.1 mile run isn’t flat, but there’s also an after-party with a socially distant beer garden with Root Down Brewery, food from the Clean Plate Club’s food truck. , raffles, adoptable pets, music and more help fuel your workout.
“Dogs that accept children and children who accept dogs are welcome to participate,” she continues. “We can’t wait to get together, but this year we’re also offering a virtual option if people want to participate in their neighborhood, on their favorite trails, or just aren’t ready to attend a bigger rally just yet. . “
Runners and walkers who choose the virtual route can participate at home, in their neighborhood or on a route of their choice. How you choose to participate is critical in contributing to Main Line’s mission to save animal lives.
“All of MLAR and the PSPCA’s financial support comes from the generosity of donors who support events like these,” says Murphy. “We do not receive any state or federal funding to support our rescue work. Special events like Tails and Trails are extremely important to our ability to continue to enrich the lives of the animals we care for and the families we serve.
The June 5 race isn’t the only way for the Philadelphians to get involved, however.
Additionally, Main Line and the PSPCA are also inviting cycling enthusiasts to participate in their Handlebarks event, which is also virtual. The event is in full swing until May 17th and to participate, cyclists can ride anytime, anywhere (even at home on their bikes), choosing their preferred distance while helping to save their lives. animals. Registration can be done in a few minutes by registering online at runsignup.com/Race/PA/Phoenixville/handlebarks
“We love this job and it’s our honor to do it. We hope that friends, families and animal lovers from across the Delaware Valley come out for an inspiring morning. Those interested can subscribe to mlar.org/tailsandtrails. We have several sponsorship opportunities for companies and / or individuals who wish to support us in this way, ”concludes Murphy. “For those who can’t participate, they can always donate to support Tails and Trials and MLAR. All of us, and all of our animals, thank you. ”
For more information, visit mlar.org