Security National Bank of Enid, Park Avenue Thrift, Eagle Marketing and the Chisholm Trail Expo Center are once again joining forces to help raise funds to purchase a K-9 partner for the Enid Police Department. Funds will be raised with the help of “dashing” dachshunds.
The National Dachshund foundation sanctioned 4th annual Enid Paws 4 the Cause will be held July 27th at the Expo Center. This year funds will be raised to aid the Enid Police Department with the purchase of a new K9 partner. The K9 partner is needed to succeed retiring K9 partner “Thor”. The new dog will be trained in the areas of drug identification and patrol.
Three age groups of dachshund athletes will compete for the title of Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion which will qualify them for the national race in Finlay, Ohio. The age groups are: puppies 4 months to one year in age, adults one year to eight years in age, and seniors eight years and up. All racers must be full blooded dachshund. This year there will be additional races for “mixed breed dachshunds”. The Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion of those races will also qualify for the national race in Finlay, Ohio.
This is the fourth year for the event which continues to grow. Funds raised previously have helped; purchase Enid Police Department K9 Partner Anakin, furnish trees and shrubs for Enid’s dog park, furnish watering stations for pets on the City of Enid’s Master Trail, and most recently help provide outside adoption areas at the Enid Animal Shelter.
Owners may register their dachshund athletes at the Groom Closet 2005 West Chestnut Avenue. Registered dachshunds will be randomly drawn to be chosen to participate in the dash. Limited racing spots are available. There is a $20 registration fee for those racers registered by the July 08, 2013 deadline. Late registration fee for entries received after July 8th is $45. Additonal information is available at enidpaws4thecause.com.
There will be sponsorship opportunities and booth space at the event is available.