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September 23rd, 2008
Deal a winning hand to Central Texas pets

San Marcos, TX, September 23, 2008 – Lace up your running or walking shoes because Pet Prevent a Litter of Central Texas (PALS) is hosting the first ever Texas Fix ‘Em 5K run and pledge walk this Saturday, September 27 at City Park Pavilion in San Marcos. The festivities will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will last throughout the morning. In addition to a 5K race and pledge walk, there will also be a kid’s fun run.

Given the pet friendly atmosphere, well behaved and leashed dogs are encouraged to join in all the festivities, including the run and walk. Following the morning’s physical activities, enjoy some friendly competition at the always fun and entertaining contests. This year will feature best pet from a rescue or shelter, guardian/pet look-alike, cutest pet, and best pet costume.

All proceeds from the day will benefit PALS, a non-profit organization which provides vouchers for free spay and neuter surgeries for the pets of those in need in Hays County and the surrounding area.

“It’s looking like perfect weather for a day in the park,” notes Suzanne Morgan, Chairman for the Texas Fix ‘Em event. “Come out for the run or the walk and enjoy the day with your dog and some fellow pet lovers. Even if you don’t have a pet, you are sure to enjoy the pet costume contest.”

The entry fee to race or walk is $16 in advance or $20 day of event and t-shirts will be provided to the first 250 people who register. Awards will be given to the top three places in various age divisions for the race and prizes will be distributed to the top individual and team earners for the pledge walk. Attendees are also asked to bring a donation of cat food, which will be donated to Campus TNRM, the feral cat organization at Texas State University.

Racers and teams for the pledge walk are encouraged to sign up today. Download the registration form online http://www.preventalitter.com/events.html or sign up at the event.

The mission of the Pet Prevent a Litter (PALS) of Central Texas, a non-profit corporation, is to help end pet overpopulation and pet homelessness. PALS is dedicated to promoting responsible pet care through community education and spay/neuter programs for those in need. Volunteers, members, and donors are needed. Anyone who wishes to help be a part of the solution to pet overpopulation should call 512-754-PALS or e-mail PAL@preventalitter.com to volunteer or make a donation. For more information, see www.preventalitter.com. PALS: Saving pets’ lives through prevention.

By JENNIFER HAYES
Secretary, Board of Directors – Pet Prevent a Litter of Central Texas

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