Photo by Annette Joyce/NWO | Six rescue groups were each presented with a $700 check at Oak Ridge Town Council’s July 11 meeting. The donations were made possible through proceeds from the annual Canine Capers fundraiser held at Oak Ridge Town Park in April. Shown in photo (back row, L-R) James Samdoron, Project No Kill Canine Rescue; Jennie Clendenon, Susie’s Hope; and Marty Cogswell, Ruff Love Rescue. (Front row, L-R), Nathan Ellis, Project No Kill Canine Rescue; Donna Lawrence, Susie’s Hope; Kathy Sterling, SPCA of the Triad; and Rhonda Price, Mary Lou Stevens (kneeling) and Trippy the bloodhound, all with North Star Bloodhounds.
At Oak Ridge Town Council's July 11 meeting, representatives from the Canine Capers Committee presented each of six animal-related rescue groups with a check for $700. The rescue organizations included Ruff Love Rescue, Project No Kill Canine Rescue, Susie's Hope, SPCA of the Triad, Guilford County Animal Services, and North Star Bloodhounds.
Canine Capers originated a little over seven years ago as a community event to bring dogs and their humans together for a day of fun canine activities and to raise funds for the Oak Ridge Bark Park, located in Oak Ridge Town Park.
Over the years, funds raised from Canine Capers have been used to place benches in the bark park, supply water sources and install permanent agility equipment.
With no major bark park projects on the horizon, members of the committee decided to once again donate profits from this year's event on April 27 to participating animal rescue groups.