Dogs and their humans run to aid Langley animal shelter

The LAPS run attracted more than 100 humans, and a few dozen canines.

The second edition of the LAPS Furry Tails Foot Race kicked off Sunday morning at Edgewater Bar in Derby Reach Regional Park.

Jayne Nelson, executive director of the Langley Animal Protection Society, said about 120 people had signed up to take part in the 10K and 5K versions of the race.

They were on track to raise more than $10,000 from the event.

“All our efforts this year are going to support ISOasis, for sure,” Nelson said.

The ISOasis is a special intake facility for cats that is being built at the Patti Dale Animal Shelter. LAPS has been raising money for several years to create the new building, which is partly funded by Langley Township.

The race was dog-friendly, with numerous pooches from large to small taking part.

Two of the dogs were from the “Langley 66,” the dogs seized from a Glen Valley property by the SPCA on Feb. 4, 2016.

Taylor and Sadie are both Wheaton terriers, and thought to be mother and daughter, respectively. Their new owners, Lorraine Griffith and Lynda McGaire, brought them to take part in the walk/run event.

When the dogs were found, some had broken limbs, missing ears and eyes, infections, abscesses, dental disease, and severely matted and feces-caked fur. They were also malnourished.

After more than a year in new homes, however, Taylor and Sadie were friendly and eager to meet new people and other dogs at the run.

Local businesses, including Mountain View Veterinary Hospital, donated to the race for prizes, and snacks for humans and canines.

Several local politicians also took part in the run.

 

Just Posted

PHOTOS: Bradley McPherson still makes his mark, eight years later

Memorial car show spins its tires for murdered man in support of local scholarship

VIDEO: Nothing but Summer and the Boys of Fall

Langley country musicians Dallas Smith and Chad Brownlee host 7th annual charity golf tournament

Bodies of two missing Surrey men found near Ashcroft: RCMP

Ryan Provencher and Richard Scurr have been missing since July 17

Shamrocks headed to finals in Minto Cup at LEC

The lacrosse championships are down to two teams

VIDEO: Langley seniors say they value service from businesses

Langley Township wrapped up a pilot program to make businesses more age-friendly.

VIDEO: Could we BE any more excited? ‘Friends’ fans go crazy for merch

Movie theatres will show select episodes to mark the NBC series’ 25th anniversary

VIDEO: Organization’s stolen wheelchair van recovered on backroad near Hope

Wheelchair accessible van is only transportation for some people in Hope area

Officials say 50 Oppenheimer Park residents have agreed to leave, as deadline looms

Residents have been told they must be gone by 6 p.m. on Aug. 21

Five hedgehogs quickly adopted after being left at BC SPCA

Lucky new owners picked up their pets from Maple Ridge branch on Aug. 20

B.C. cricket players get interrupted by racist remark

Community has had protocols in place for years to respond to prejudice

Groovy B.C. wedding a throwback to Woodstock ‘69

Couple hosts themed wedding 50 years after legendary festival

‘Do the right thing,’ implores sister of South Surrey stabbing victim

IHIT confirms male arrested in connection with Paul Prestbakmo’s death no longer in custody

Nearly 50% of Canadians experience ‘post-vacation blues’: poll

48 per cent of travellers are already stressed about ‘normal life’ while still on their trip

Most Read