POSTED: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 12:21pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 12:21pm
BATON ROUGE, LA. (NBC33) — To commemorate their second anniversary, Yelp!BR is hosting its second annual Yappy Halloween Run on October 30th, 2011. The Halloween weekend event is taking place from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the LSU Vet School, and will highlight a 1 mile costume stroll and 5k race through the LSU campus.
"Last year was a great start and turnout for our first event of this kind, but we're excited about the growth and additions we have in store for this year's run," says Event Co-Chair Lauren Reeb.
In addition to the 1 mile fun run and 5k, there will also be a dog adoption, pet costume contest, children's village, sponsor booths, food, and beverages.
"We know there are a ton of dog lovers in Baton Rouge, and we hope they will show their support and come out to have a great time with their dogs and kids," says Reeb. "We're expecting to double our numbers from last year, and really make this a special annual event for our area."
Yelp!BR is a nonprofit animal welfare organization started in 2009 by Commercial Properties Realty Trust in alliance with the No Kill Baton Rouge initiative of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. Yelp!BR is committed to ending euthanasia of healthy and treatable companion animals in the Greater Baton Rouge area by addressing pet overpopulation and animal suffering through education, appropriate action and providing care to animals in need by enhancing adoption and foster rates. Yelp!BR pulls healthy dogs in line for euthanasia at the EBR Animal Control and provides them with food, shelter, medical attention and adoption opportunities.