"Ride for Paws" Motorcycle Ride Fundraiser to Benefit WellPetUSA Animal Rescue Funds

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Drexel Hill, PA (PRWEB) July 23, 2008

WellPetUSA Inc., an animal welfare nonprofit that raises funds to offset the medical expenses of rescue groups, today announced the opening of registration for a motorcycle ride fundraiser and picnic in Delaware County, PA to benefit its Meow Bow Wow fund. “Ride for Paws” will take place on September 6, 2008 and will begin at the Marine Corps League in Upland, PA.

“The mission of WellPetUSA is to raise awareness to prevent the abuse of animals in the U.S. or remove them from harmful environments all together. Our Meow Bow Wow fund exists to further this mission by providing much needed financial support to animal rescue groups for their rising medical costs,” said Heather Read, Chairman and Executive Director of WellPetUSA.

The “Ride for Paws” fundraiser will allow individuals in the local area to contribute to WellPetUSA’s mission and participate in an enjoyable, fun day with other motorcycle enthusiasts and pet lovers. All proceeds of the ride will go to WellPetUSA’s Meow Bow Wow fund. Those who wish to attend the BBQ picnic and not attend the ride are also welcome.

“WellPetUSA serves pet rescue groups both locally and nationally. Donating to WellPetUSA is an opportunity for individuals to contribute to the work that dedicated, small rescues do each and every day around the nation,” Read added. “By donating to WellPetUSA’s Meow Bow Wow Fund you know that your donation is going directly to medical expenses of rescued pets.”

Registration for the motorcycle ride and picnic is open online at http://rideforpaws.eventbrite.com. Pre-registrations close on September 1, 2008 as space is limited. The donation for participating is $ 25 per bike and includes lunch for one person. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. on September 6 at the Marine Corps League 3602 6th St. Upland, PA 19015. Bikes will depart at 10 a.m. for a casual, mapped ride through Delaware and Chester counties, returning by 1:00 p.m. for a BBQ lunch at the Marine Corps League.

About WellPetUSA, Inc.:

WellPetUSA, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) IRS-recognized non-profit organization. From 1996 through 2000, WellPetUSA held private and public pet adoptions, collected donations and worked with numerous veterinary doctors, volunteers and organizations. In 2000, the founders and volunteers refocused the organization to concentrate in the areas of fundraising and community pet education and welfare creating The Meow Bow Wow Fund and P.E.A.T. The Meow Bow Wow Fund distributes funds to pet rescue groups to help offset medical care costs. The Pet Education, Awareness and Training (P.E.A.T.) program is designed to educate the community and pet owners about pet welfare. In 2008, WellPetUSA’s founder, Amber Pedraja, passed away from cancer. In her memory, a new fund – the Amber’s Pets Fund – was created to reimburse needy rescue groups or families for medical costs of treating a pet with cancer.

For additional information, please visit http://www.wellpetusa.org.

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