WilCo animal shelter raising funds through 5K

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Dogs and their owners are invited to the fourth annual Wolf, Walk and Wrun 5K benefiting the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter. Proceeds from the April 14 fundraiser help pay for treatments for dogs that are brought to the shelter with treatable injuries.

Through April 12, participants can register online for the race, which will take place at Southwest Williamson County Regional Park, 3005 County Road 175, Leander. Dogs must be at least 8 weeks old with proof of vaccinations to enter the race. Retractable leashes are not allowed, and there is a limit of one dog per runner.

The price per runner is $30 for the 5K. The event also offers a 1-mile walk for $25. Pet registration is $7.

Money raised from registration fees will go to Jane’s Fund, a program within WCRAS named for late County Commissioner Judge Jane Tableriou. The fund pays for outside veterinary treatment for injured animals who might otherwise be euthanized, according to the organization.

More information is available at https://pets.wilco.org.

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Emilie Lutostanski
Emilie reported on education, business, city and county news starting in 2009. After a stint as a radio reporter and writing for the Temple Daily Telegram, she joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2011. In 2013 she was promoted to editor of the Cedar Park | Leander edition, covering transportation, development, city and education news. In February 2015 she advanced her passion for online media and was promoted to manage digital content, metrics analytics, and quality assurance as well as branding and social networks in various inaugural roles at the company, including community manager and digital managing editor. Most recently in 2017, Emilie expanded her responsibilities to include sales support as Community Impact's first digital product manager. She oversees digital product development, enhancement, and monetization strategies; online content innovation, processes and efficiencies; and company-wide training for Community Impact's digital offerings.
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