30 dogs for 30 km for fundraiser

Nan Belton, of Greenwood, with Dozer.Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d439001
Nan Belton, of Greenwood, with Dozer.Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d439001

IT’S a dog walk a little more intense than your average stroll at the park.

Greenwood animal lover Nan Belton is set to jog an exhausting 30km with 30 different canines on Saturday to raise funds for the Dogs’ Refuge Home.

The local resident is a dedicated volunteer foster carer with the refuge.

She has 30 minutes to take a pooch for a 1km run before returning to the Shenton Park shelter to leash up her next furry companion.

By the time she jogs with her 30th hound, she will have exercised a distance equivalent to running from Joondalup to Perth.

Indicative of her enthusiasm, she has been showing up the event’s celebrity ambassadors – Perth Wildcats centre Tom Jervis and radio personality Nat Locke – in the fundraising stakes, having collected more money than both of them.

She had yesterday raised more than $2300 to Jervis’ $1311 and Locke’s $1477 on the Every Day Hero site.

Shelter president Karen Rhodes said the charity event, known as the 30 for 30 Jog for the Dogs, was the organisation’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

“The money raised will go a huge way towards meeting the annual shortfall we must find to survive,” she said.

“We rely on the community to support our rescue work and we’re incredibly grateful for any amount.”

To donate visit www.dogshome. org.au and follow the link to the 30 for 30 Jog for the Dogs.