BARKK...To End The Silence - 5K Walk, Run Or WOOF! A Dog Friendly Dash To End Domestic Violence.
Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
The Mutt Nose Best “PAW It Forward” Foundation presents…
The 1st ANNUAL
BARKK…To End The Silence 5K Walk, Run or WOOF!
Saturday September 28th on the Bangor Waterfront
On Your BARKKS...Get set...Go...
REGISTRATION Starts at 8:30am.... RACE Starts at 9:30am
A Dog Friendly Dash to bring about a time where families do not have to choose between their safety and the animals they love.
Animals are abused in a staggering 88% of families where violence is an issue, according to The Animal Welfare Society. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports that 71% of pet owners entering domestic violence shelters have reported that their batterer had injured, maimed, killed or threatened family pets for revenge or to psychologically control their victims. Sadly 65% of pet owners in these situations stay in danger longer because of fear for their animals’ safety.
52% of victims in shelters felt they had no choice but to leave their beloved pets with their batterers…
With the support of compassionate animal lovers like you, together we can bring about a time when families no longer have to choose between their safety and the animals they love…
Maine is a pioneer in the legal protection of animals in domestic violence situations, however with statutes
in place to include animals in protection from abuse orders Maine still has
NO PET FRIENDLY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS in the entire state
that allow families to escape with their animals.
It is not an issue a lot of people think about unless they are in the situation but for those suffering
at the hands of another this roadblock sometimes turns into a life threatening reality.
The Mutt Nose Best “PAW IT Forward” Foundation intends to change this. With your help we can make history by equipping the first domestic violence shelter in the state with pet friendly accommodations. Join us SaturdaySeptember 28th, 2013 on the Bangor Waterfront for a dog-friendly 5K to raise money to make this mission a reality. Form a team of your own or join TEAM DIRTY DOGS
“You never know the hurt others endure in this world behind the closed windows of their life, or the joy a simple act of kindness can bring.”Author Jennifer Skiff, The Divinity Of Dogs