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Cinco de Fido Dog Jog/DCHS Fundraiser

May 5, 0014 5:00pm-8:30pm

Brittingham Park Shelter - 829 W Washington Ave, Madison
Come out and support Dane County Humane Society by joining in this 5K or 1- Mile Dog Jog Fiesta! Bring your Fido (or don’t, we’ll leave that up to you) and join us for a run/walk in beautiful downtown Madison.

Your registration includes a sombrero (instead of a race bib), food at the Tex Tubb’s Taco bar, 1 beer or soda, and some festive music! Registration fees are $30/ adult and $20/ child (12 and under).

$10 of each registration fee, along with proceeds from beer, soda and the Fido Photo Booth benefit DCHS!

Cinco de Fido will not be timed because it is all about having a great time while engaging in some exercise with other animal lovers and raising funds for our animals in need here at the shelter.

Click on the link below to purchase your tickets but please make sure to select 'In Store Pickup' as your shipping option. Then, print off your receipt anytime before the 5th and bring that with you to the event.


Elizabeth Hutchinson

HSJC First Annual Furry Friends 5K Run/Walk

May 31, 0014 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Jefferson County Fair Park (south end), North Jackson Avenue, Jefferson, WI 53549
Now here’s an event that is a true mix of a LOT of good stuff . . . a love for animals, the spirit of community support and encouragement of a healthy lifestyle for both humans and canines! It all began as an idea had by ten-year-old athlete Nora Wichman, who told us she “just wants to help animals.” Well, since that’s exactly what the HSJC does, it was delighted to hear about her idea of organizing a 5K!

Drumroll please . . . the Humane Society of Jefferson County is thrilled to announce its First Annual Furry Friends 5K, which will include separate waves for runners, walkers and owners who would like to compete with their dogs! It will be held at the Jefferson County Fair Park in Jefferson and there will be plenty of fun on that day for both participants and spectators!

Runners will be officially chip-timed and awards will be presented to the top finishers. Entry fee includes an official race t-shirt, swag bag, post race snacks and beverages.

Registrations may be completed online at and those received before April 15, 2014, will receive “Early Bird” pricing.

Registration fee for children ages 11 and under is $20. Registration fee for participants ages 12 and up is $30.

Activities on that day will include concessions, music, a silent auction, 50-50 raffle, and a costume contest for dogs!

Are you a business looking for both a great advertising opportunity and a way to make a great impact in our community? Projections show that we will have approximately 500 runners and many more event participants in attendance. All sponsorships are tax deductible to the full extent of the law, and the Humane Society of Jefferson County would be delighted to receive your call inquiring about the sponsorship levels available to you!

All proceeds from this event will benefit the HSJC’s Capital Campaign that is underway for the construction of a new shelter!

For even more details, check out the HSJC website at or the Furry Friends 5K Facebook page at

Questions? Call the shelter at 920-674-2048 or send an email to:

Michelle Jenson, HSJC Community Outreach Coordinator, 920-674-2048,