Kamper Park hosts 2nd Dog Days 5K and two-mile walk

Kamper Park hosts 2nd Dog Days 5K and two-mile walk

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Runners and walkers in Hattiesburg brought their canine friends out Saturday morning to raise money for an organization that provides service dogs to those who need them.

The second annual "Dog Days 5K Run and Two-Mile Walk" was held at Kamper Park.

It was a benefit for Hub City Service Dogs, Inc.

That group trains and provides dogs for people who suffer from seizures, post-traumatic stress disorder or diabetes.

"(The dogs) can smell when the person's sugar is too high or too low," said Angela Davis-Morris, race director. "They can smell when (a person is) about to have a seizure. (Dogs trained for) PTSD is some comfort, some reassurance, some guarding. It's very personal to the person that we're training the dog for."

More than 200 runners and walkers took part.

They raised more than $13,000.