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Breaking a Sweat for Homeless Pets

On Sunday, April 14, the Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, a nonprofit that assists the animal shelter, in conjunction with Metro Run & Walk and Olde Towne Pet Resort, held a race at Burke Lake Park to raise funds for the shelter. Over 200 people, many with their dogs, participated in the event and several dogs available for adoption also participated.

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Even the dogs were eager to ‘Break a Sweat for Homeless Pets,’ at the Sunday, April 14, race at Burke Lake Park sponsored by the Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter to raise money for the shelter.

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Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter and shelter volunteers pose for three currently-available-for-adoption dogs at the Sunday, April 14, Break a Sweat for Homeless Pets race sponsored by the group at Burke Lake Park. From left is Peter Fabry with Carmella, Laura Shugrue with Hatsumi, and Rick Ojala with Mickey.

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Terri Baker, a volunteer with the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, is pictured with Kelli and Donel Hall and their dog Lincoln, adopted from the Fairfax County Animal Shelter at the Break a Sweat for Homeless Pets race Saturday, April 14, at Burke Lake Park. The race was sponsored by the Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter to raise money for the shelter. Kelli Hall is also a volunteer with the Fairfax County Animal Shelter.

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Members of the nonprofit Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, shelter staff, dogs available for adoption and adoptees pose for a group shot at the Break a Sweat for Homeless Pets race held at Burke Lake Park on April 14 to raise funds for the group to support the mission of the shelter. Around 200 people participated in the event.