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Dogs, people gather to raise funds for Petersburg Humane Association


Suzanne Ashe / For Petersburg Pilot

Ana Garcia walks with Cora, a 14-month-old Chihuahua-dachshund mix. The pair finished first in the walking category at Saturday's Doggie Dash fundraiser for the Petersburg Humane Association.

Dozens of dogs and their human handlers gathered on a rainy Saturday morning over the weekend for the Doggie Dash, a fundraiser for the Petersburg Humane Association.

The event, organized by Lanette Smith and Samantha Kivisto and sponsored by the local branch of First Bank, brought in $382 in entrance fees and donations. First Bank will match those donation, organizers said.

The participants gathered at Petersburg Dog Park at 9 a.m. and either ran or walked a 2-mile loop that included Dump Hill and parts of Sandy Beach and then back to the dog park.

Each participant was given a thank you...

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