Walking to rescue

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Messenger photos by Dedra Cordle
The second year for Grove City councilman Ted Berry’s 5K Rescue Walk/Run for animals proved to be double the fun, funds, and amount of human and four-legged fans. According to Berry, nearly 400 walkers and runners and nearly 160 canines participated in this year’s event on Oct. 7 at Breck Community Park, raising more than $11,000 for Speak for the Unspoken and the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Here were a few scenes captured during the event.
Tori Evans and her standard poodle Kokiya are all smiles and tongues as they finished the leg of the race. Due to the heat, Evans said they cut the route short.
The Great Pyrenees Vladimir basks in the shade. Unlike many other of his fellow canines, Vladimir did not participate in the rescue walk. Instead, he supervised in the free nail trim tent.
Two-year-old Daisy gets a bottle-full of cold water from Kayden Nelson, of Grove City.
After successfully completing a shorter route, Tina Richards gathers her pooches Rusty, Izzy and Tia.

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