Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe adoption day and fun race announced | SierraSun.com

Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe adoption day and fun race announced

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; The Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe (HSTT) is offering a special pet adoption fee and holding a benefit walk and race. Visit http://www.hstt.org for information.St. Patrick’s Day Adoption ExtravaganzaCome out to celebrate St. Patty’s Day with HSTT and meet your new best friend, Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17, noon-3 p.m. in the Safeway Shopping Center (next to Starbuck’s) on Donner Pass Road in Truckee.HSTT’s special, off-site adoption events are always fun-filled afternoons full of amazing pets and friendly volunteers in a festive atmosphere.Check out their adorable cats. Adopt one and you’re saving nine lives all at once!Check out their amazing variety of well-behaved dogs. HSTT is sure one of them will brighten your St. Patty’s Day. The adoptable dogs love to greet everyone and the cats love the attention.Race to benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe A portion of all proceeds from the March 17 race entries will be donated to the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.Divisions include a 5K fun walk/run, a constant rolling course incorporating groomed and ungroomed single-track sections; a 10K competitive run, one big 10K loop, qualifies racers for the overall series crown; a 500-meter kid’s rising star rumble, groomed and ungroomed trails (ages 6-8) and a 1K kid’s rising star rumble with groomed and ungroomed trails (ages 9-12).Cost for pre-registration: Adults (13+) $30; children (6-12) $15. Day-of registration: Adults (13+) $40; children (6-12) $20.Monetary prizes for 10K winners go to the top three men and women and product prizes for 5K winners also go to the top three men and women. Product prizes for kid’s rising star rumble winners are awarded for each age category.Dogs are allowed to accompany their owner in the race on this day only, but must be on a leash at all times.Participants can register in advance at http://www.NorthstarCalifornia.com eStore, the Season Pass andamp; Tickets Office at 530-562-2267 or by calling Cross-Country, Telemark andamp; Snowshoe Center at 530-562-3270.All participants must check in the morning of the event from 7:30-10:30 a.m. The races will begin at 11:30 a.m.All divisions will start and finish at the Cross-Country Center located mid-mountain at Northstar.Pet assisted therapyThe Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe’s Pet Assisted Therapy (PAT) program was established in 1997. Through this program, certified HSTT volunteers and their companion animals visit Tahoe Forest Hospital’s Extended Care Center, the med/surgical (inpatient) department and other various Tahoe Forest Hospital programs, such as hospice, in-home healthcare and the Children’s Center. HSTT volunteers and their pets touch the lives of many people (residents, patients, family, and staff) during their visits. Pet Assisted Therapy visits are gifts that are given to the community year-round. The health benefits an animal’s company can provide are numerous: lower blood pressure, greater feelings of self-worth, less depression and anxiety. Like all gifts, Pet Assisted Therapy benefits both the giver and the recipient and HSTT volunteers find participating in the program extremely rewarding.Volunteers over the age of 18 and their pets must complete a variety of andamp;#8220;testingandamp;#8221; in order to be certified to participate in this program. Once certified, volunteers must commit to visiting a minimum of two times per month in one or more of TFH’s programs. If you are interested in volunteering for this program, please call 530-587-0667.andamp;#8212; Information from http://www.hstt.org