Give It Up For Gulu 5K Run/Walk and Doggie Dash
The Give It Up For Gulu 5K Run/Walk will be adding a “Doggie Dash” this year, an interactive course where doggies and their owners will “travel” to learn about the life in Uganda and receive treats along the way. This addition was inspired by the visit to a veterinary hospital/doggie day care, by Fr. James Okello on his first visit to the United States from Gulu, Uganda in 2012.
Fr. James was surprised to see the medical advancement for animals opposed to what they have for people in his country. It was even more difficult to explain about the doggie day care adjacent to the hospital. “People never live in a home like this...” -Fr. James Okello .
This was a turning point of bringing awareness of how much we have in the USA and how little others have in our world.
We decided that our four footed friends can also be instrumental in helping the children in Northern Uganda. We invite you to join us in giving these people hope for a better future.
“It has always bothered me that the equipment I donate *because it is no longer medically suitable for dogs and cats* gets shipped to third world countries where it is used for people.” - Dr. Marti Williams, Limestone Veterinary Hospital