Cyclist raise money for Kootenai County animals

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 22 at 7:42 PM

POST FALLS, Idaho -- A group of cyclists from Post Falls are riding for 24 hours straight to raise money for pets in need of a home.

Just around noon on Friday the cyclists got on their stationary bikes at the Peak Fitness and started their 24-hour ride to raise several thousand dollars for the Kootenai Humane Society.

Workers at the Humane Society like Dori Peck are thrilled these people are biking for their cause.

"Most of the proceeds go to the Kootenai Humane Society. It's a huge need. We're going into kitten season so we'll be absolutely inundated with kittens so we're trying to build up the quaffer for that."

Chris Goeckner is helping fulfill the society's $10,000 goal.

He says, " It's just a fun low key way to be able to keep these pets in the shelter and keep them fed."

Goeckner is riding for Team Jake, a dog he saved a few months ago from the shelter.  Now he's peddling with others so pets like Jake are taken care of until they find a new home. 

Seventeen teams of 24 riders were able to pick and choose just how much of that time each person will spend on their bike. Some people choose to do 12 hours and others are doing 24 hours. 

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