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Georgia SPCA Hosts First-Ever Run for Rescues 5K

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The Georgia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) hosts their first-ever Run for Rescues 5K Race and One Mile Fun Run/Walk on March 26, 8:30 a.m. at Suwanee Town Center Park. Runners, walkers and their mutts are invited to participate in raising funds to support the Georgia SPCA Adoption Center in Suwanee.

Adoptable pets will be available on-site, along with free pet health screenings, dog training and micro chipping for $25. Food vendors and free prizes will also be on-hand for all attendees. All proceeds from the race will benefit the Georgia SPCA rescues by providing food, shelter and medical care.

The Georgia SPCA is a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit, no kill pet rescue organization. Their mission to reduce the number of healthy animals euthanized in the state of Georgia by implementing successful adoption programs, offering low cost spay/neuter services and educating responsible pet ownership. In 2010, the center had 1,050 pet adoptions.

For more information on the GA SPCA or Run for Rescues 5K, visit www.georgiaspca.org.