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Michael D. Crews, Secretary


Media Advisory
March 4, 2013
For More Information
Contact: Corrections Foundation
(850) 717-3714

3rd Annual DC Doggie Dash is March 16

~Event raises funds to support 11 dog obedience programs and K-9 teams across the state~

Doggie Dash GraphicThe Corrections Foundation and the Department of Corrections invites runners to participate in the 3rd Annual Department of Corrections Doggie Dash on March 16 at SouthWood. Proceeds from the 5K/8K and One Mile Fun Run will benefit the Department's eleven dog obedience programs, where inmates train shelter dogs and make them more adoptable. Two of these programs train dogs from the Tallahassee Animal Service Center. Proceeds will also be used to purchase GPS collars for K-9 Bloodhounds who are instrumental in finding lost children, elders and assisting local law enforcement in our communities.

Vendors are invited and are asked to provide a door prize. Some of our inmate trained dogs will be available for adoption and we'll also be having K-9 Handler demonstrations after the races. Entertainment by Moondance and face painting by Klown Kapers will be available, so it will be a real family affair.

This year, we are collecting dog treats for dogs in our programs. Please bring a box of treats and receive a Doggie Dash Dog Tag.

Register today online at raceit.com or contact info@correctionsfoundation.org or call (850) 717-3714 for more information. You can also find information at www.correctionsfoundation.org.

Please leave your pets at home so we can showcase ours for adoption and placement in forever homes!

WHAT: 3rd Annual DC Doggie Dash
WHEN: Saturday, March 16, 2013 with Registration beginning at 7:00 a.m.
WHERE: Grove Park Drive and Terrebone Drive (SouthWood)
WHY: To raise funds that benefit the Department’s dog obedience programs, which help train dogs from local animal shelters and programs and help them find forever homes. The programs also offer inmates the opportunity to learn employability skills that will help them find and keep a job after their release, which will help them not reoffend. Proceeds will also be used to purchase GPS collars for K-9 Bloodhounds who are instrumental in finding lost children, elders and assisting local law enforcement in our communities.
NOTE: Parking will be available at John Paul II Catholic High School, Florida High School and Creative Pre-School.

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