K-9 Classic To Benefit Shelter

With about 150 dogs and cats ready for adoption, the Belmont County Animal Rescue League is looking for some helping hands and feet and cents.

That is why the league is holding its Third Annual K-9 Classic Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Oct. 10 at the National Road Historic Bike Trail in St. Clairsville.

“This is to help us raise funds to help these animals,” said Ken Souillard, race director, noting all the money raised from the race donations will go to support the animal shelter.

Many animals are abused before finding their way to the shelter, including Moonbeam, a Wheaten Terrier mix dog that was found on the side of the road with a broken leg after being struck by a vehicle.

Abby, a Golden retriever-Labrador mixed dog, was removed from her owners when she was found starving.

The cost of housing and caring for these and many other innocent, homeless animals continues to increase, so the rescue league is looking for more help.

For more information about the race or the animal shelter, call 740-695-6461 or 740-695-4708.

The shelter is located at 45244 National Road, St. Clairsville, just west of the Ohio University Eastern Campus.