Run for the Paws 5K

The 2016 Run for the Paws benefiting Brother Wolf Animal Rescue was held at Fletcher community park.
Each year, Brother Wolf hosts the Run for the Paws to remind the owners of previously adopted pets through this rescue center the work and dedication that continues to save hundreds of animals that elsewhere would be euthanized.

Dogs of all sizes and colors were invited to come out to support Brother Wolf’s cause in creating a ‘No Kill Asheville’.
Registered participants could join in the timed 5K race or the 1 mile walk.

Vendors across Asheville set up booths dedicated to showing their support for Brother Wolf and the work they do. Included in the vendor fair was also a kids booth filled with activities, food and drink as well as a family-friendly DJ who provided music.

Brother Wolf provided a dog-friendly tattoo artist that consisted of washable paint where the owners could choose a symbol for their pet’s coat.

Participants registered for the seventh annual Run for the Paws weeks to months in advance due to limited tickets.

Rowdy Keelor, Brother Wolf’s Vegan Outreach program coordinator said this year they sold out weeks earlier with 300 registered participants and sold about thirty more after the sold out status.

The fundraising event raised their goal of $20,000 this year which goes to medical costs and care of rescued animals in the Asheville area.

“Compassion is our number one goal. That’s our core ethic: uncompromised compassion,” said Keelor. “Our goal today is to have fun, spread awareness, make money, build community; these are all things that Brother Wolf cares about.”

Results of the 5K can be found here.