Over the past 2+ years I have been very involved with Secondhand Hounds - both through volunteering and fostering. The work this organization does is invaluable and they've saved SO MANY lives through their dedication and determination to make the world a better place for animals. I love this organization with all my heart and am once again participating in their annual 5k to raise funds for their Fighter Fund Program. This program takes on more high intensity cases that other rescues might not be able to - dogs who were severely abused, neglected, have congenital defects, or have an injury or illness that needs some extra TLC. In the past 5 years, that program has grown and blossomed, taking in and treating almost 400 dogs! The vet bills for these animals is nearly $1 million/year. This is no small feat and every bit helps save these deserving and wonderful fur babies!