Paws and feet hit the pavement to raise money for a good cause

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by COLE HEATH & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on April 7, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 22 at 9:30 AM

POST FALLS, Idaho -- The wet weather did not stop people and their dogs from getting out and running in Post Falls, Idaho on Sunday.  About 150 people took their pooches to the Leashes and Laces 5k Walk and Run at the Greyhound Track.  The event raised money for the Post Falls Police Department's K-9 Unit.

The course takes runners, walkers and their tail-wagging counterparts from the Greyhound Park to the Centennial Trail.  The last leg takes everyone back to the park with a final lap around the track before crossing the finish line.  That is when people get a souvenir coin and a treat for the pup.

This year's event raised about $3,800 for the Post Falls Police Department's K-9 program.

"It really means a lot to us," said K-9 handler Jason Hunt.  "These dogs require a lot of training and equipment.  It's a huge benefit for the whole community and not just us.  It's great to have them out there."

This is the third year for the Leashes and Laces Walk and Run.

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