By KAROLYN GEPHART
Pets and their owners are invited to participate together in the Paw Wars Fun Run 5K/1K May 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. in Stevenson Park.
The 1K will begin at 5 p.m. with the 5K beginning at 5:45 p.m. Games, raffles and vendors will begin at 4 p.m.
Photo ops along with both dog and human treats will be available as well. Raffle tickets for prizes are $1 each and games are $1 per game.
Race entry fee is $35 for 5K and $25 for 1K. Register at https://www.raceentry.co-m/races/paw-wars-5k1k-fun-run/2019/register or stop by Family Animal Hospital at 1 Oaktree St. in Friendswood to register in person. The top three participants in each race will receive awards.
The event is sponsored by Zoo’s Rezcue, a local non-profit organization that raises funds to support dog rescue groups who find homes, give medical care, and transport dogs.
Paw Wars will benefit the Friendswood Animal Shelter as well as other organizations. The nonprofit is under the direction of Dr. Arezue Shokrollahi DVM, known affectionally as “Dr. Zoo” to her patients. Dr. Zoo has been working closely with Friendswood Animal Shelter liaison Amy Castro in planning the event. The vet supports the rescue by providing medical care with her veterinary facility.
Raffle tickets for prizes are $1 each and games are $1 per game.
All proceeds go directly to the dog rescue organizations.
Sponsorships are available for the event. Contact Dr. Zoo at 281-482-1594.
Paw Wars is a play on words for movie series “Star Wars” and the event is being held on the day that has become associated with the series, May 4. The date is a pun on the “Star Wars” line, “May the Force Be With You.”