Dog Days Run/Walk to raise funds for service dogs

Dog Days Run/Walk to raise funds for service dogs

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg organization which helps people with various medical conditions get service dogs is hosting a first-ever fundraising run in a couple of weeks.

Hub City Service Dogs is inviting the community to take part in the inaugural "Dog Days 5-K and 2-Mile Walk." It will be held on Aug. 29 at Kamper Park.

The goal is to raise funds to train and provide assistance dogs for people who suffer from diabetes, cystic fibrosis, epilepsy, post traumatic stress disorder and other conditions.

"When you say service dogs, a lot of people think of seeing-eye dogs, which are very specially-trained dogs and they're wonderful, but not everybody has a vision problem," said Angela Davis-Morris, race director and board member for Hub City Service Dogs. "There are just numerous people in our community and just around the area that could benefit from these dogs."

Hub City Service Dogs has only been around about a year, but the organization has already trained and provided nearly 20 dogs for people who've needed them.