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Detroit Dog Rescue ‘Walk 2 Rescue 5K Run-Walk’ Sunday

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Dog-lovers and fitness enthusiasts have a chance to help canines in Metro Detroit this weekend.

On Sunday, Detroit Dog Rescue is hosting its second annual “Walk 2 Rescue 5K Run-Walk” at Lake St. Clair Metro Beach Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway in Harrison Township.

The fundraiser helps support the nonprofit’s no-kill shelter, homeless and stray-dog rescue operations.

“It’s been a very busy and exciting year for Detroit Dog Rescue,” said Kristina Millman Rinaldi, executive director, in a statement. “ Full of changes and great accomplishments. Detroit Dog Rescue finally achieved part of our mission of becoming the first no-kill shelter in the city of Detroit.”

“As we continue to be an advocate and refuge for stay and homeless dogs in Detroit, Detroit Dog Rescue (is) also in the community, being a resource and educating dog owners on the responsibilities of pet ownership. Walk 2 Rescue will help to continue our efforts at community outreach and rescue.”

On-site registration starts at 8 a.m. Sunday; the 5k Run-Walk begins at 10 a.m. Lunch and post-walk refreshments are provided at noon.

Registered participants can opt to run or walk with their pet along a 5K route.

Pre-registration is $40 for those 13 years and older, or $20 for participants 12 years and under.

Without a state Park Passport sticker, participants might have to pay additional fee for park entry, organizers said.

For information, call (313) 458-8014, email info@DetroitDogRescue.com, or go to www.DetroitDogRescue.com and http://www.facebook.com/DetroitDogRescue.