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Virtual 5K Will Support Red Door Animal Shelter During ‘Especially Rough Rescue Season’ 

Many animal shelters are struggling with overcrowding. Red Door will host a virtual 5K as it works to raise $50,000 to care for animals in need of homes.

Some of the rabbits awaiting adoption at Red Door Animal Shelter pose with exercise equipment.
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CHICAGO — Red Door Animal Shelter is facing an “especially rough rescue season” — but Chicagoans can help with a virtual run, according to its website.

Many animal shelters are struggling with overcrowding as they try to find homes for animals in need. Red Door will host a virtual 5K as it works to raise $50,000 to care for animals in need of homes, according to its website.

The shelter — a no-kill organization that cares for dogs, cats and rabbits — has raised just more than $2,000 so far.

People who sign up can run or walk at their own pace anytime Aug. 27-Sept. 12 in whatever location they’d like.

It costs $35 to register for the virtual 5K. That includes an adult-size race T-shirt. A medal can be bought for an additional $15. People can sign up here individually or with a team.

For those who aren’t into running, adoptable pets from the shelter can be found here.

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