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Katie runs for the animals 🐶

Katie Rice

Katie Rice

Welcome Friends,

I will be running The Chicago Marathon this October with Team PAWS Chicago!

Running the Chicago Marathon has been on my bucket-list for a very long time-- we're talking 6th grade Cross-Country days-- and this year I will finally get to 'run the dream.'

The BEST part is that I am running for the animals! I am so excited to raise money for PAWS Chicago, an organization dedicated to building No Kill communities –starting with a No Kill Chicago – where all healthy and treatable pets are saved.

Animals with all kinds of PAWS have had a central role in my life:

-Sally the Salamander had cute little slimy 'paws' capable of regenerating, if she ever lost a limb!

-Foxy Loxy the Corgi Dog had fluffy white-and-red stocky paws capable of outrunning all of us humans, when she played her favorite game 'escape captivity.'

-Coco the Rose-ringed Parrot had vibrant yellow and green feathers on his wings and grey zygodactyl feet (that seemed way too small for his body) always perched on a branch [even when he was sleeping!]

-Peanut the Hamster had the teeniest-tiniest-nimblest hands and feet, that could run for hours on the hamster wheel & could hold carrots while he munched away.

-This list could go on for a very long time-- I have had fish, frogs, a turtle, guinea pigs, parakeets, a lovebird, ants, butterflies, a Husky, a Doodle, a Jack-Russell, and have had the pleasure of living with cats, and looking after goats, among other important creatures in my life!

How you can help:

I know all of you have an animal or many that you have loved deeply, so I will be adding paws, claws, fins, wings, feet, etc. to my race day outfit in honor of your beloved animal(s).

All donations are helpful to homeless pets, and contributions large and small are important to me, so all donation amounts warrant a paw on my race day outfit! Just let me know the name and kind of animal you would like to 'run' along with me!

Fundraising deadline is September 20, 2019.

Did you know:
Since PAWS Chicago’s founding in 1997, the number of homeless animals euthanized per year in Chicago has dropped more than 80 percent.

Your donation helps PAWS Chicago provide vital medical care, food and shelter to thousands of homeless pets each year. PAWS receives no government funding and relies solely on people like you to help provide continued care for Chicago's homeless animals.

Your support will allow us to build a truly humane and compassionate community, one pet at a time.

If you are feeling extra generous, please consider sharing my page with your network or check with your employer if they will match your donation to make the most out of your generosity.

Thank you for visiting!

Happy trails & tails to you and your favorite four-legged friends!

Katie & Bodhi dog & Daisy dog



raised of $1,750 goal

Recent Donations

1. Anonymous
2. Anonymous
3. Josephine Rice
4. Mary Jane Brummitt
GO, Katie, GO!
5. Kathleen Marks
Love you Katie. So proud of you. You go girl! Run for sweet Abby, the golden.
6. Kathy Patterson
Have fun and good luck - Ruth and rest of the NJ Rices