Canines for the Cure, Texas Agility Shootout raises record $42,000!

Did you know cancer is the number one cause of death in dogs over 2? Over 266 handlers and 383 dogs competed in the Texas Agility Shoot-Out to raise over $42,000 for Canine Cancer Research. Together, We are the Cure!
Sept. 12, 2011 - PRLog -- –  Fort Worth Agility Sports Team (FAST) and Gold Medal Dog Training Center once again put on the premier Agility Shoot-Out benefiting the National Canine Cancer Foundation.  The inaugural 2010 Agility Shoot-Out  founded in honor of Ranger set out with a goal of $10,000 and raised over $31,000, only to be topped by this years record $42,115!!  

Did you know cancer is the number one cause of death in dogs over 2?  One in three dogs will be diagnosed with cancer, and fifty-percent of those will die.  The 2010 Shoot-Out fully funded a research grant for Hemangiosarcoma.  

On August 13-14, The WATT Arena welcomed over 266 handlers and 383 dogs, with competitors coming from as far as Sherwood, AR.  The Memorial Wall for dogs lost to cancer had 44 heart-felt memorials accompanied by video of all the dogs in remembrance.  The oldest competitor was 15 years and 6 months and the youngest pup was 1 year and 7 days.  

Once again the Texas sized raffle delivered with over 200 prizes raising over $5,700.

Special Thank you to Ivey Photography, who captured the spirit and essence of the Shoot-Out:

Keep watch for a 2012 date, and please contact us if you would like to be involved.

Thank you to everyone that donated, volunteered and competed, The Shoot-Out cannot do it with out you!

Together, We are the Cure
Source:The National Canine Cancer Foundation
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