Hawgs for Hounds to raise funds for rescued boxer dogs

FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: September 25, 2009
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DEL CITY — Red Dirt Boxer Rescue will pay tribute to Magnum, a 10-month-old boxer puppy who died in February, at its second annual fundraising event, Hawgs for Hounds.

Hawgs for Hounds will take place rain or shine from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Ray Trent Park, off Interstate 40 just east of Sunnylane and adjacent to the Del City Dog Park.

The family-friendly event will include dog/owner pet contests, door prizes, silent auction, an Elvis impersonator, children’s game and live music from the Rainy Day Six Band and The Boxer Rebellion.

Friendly, well-behaved pets are welcome at the event.

A motorcycle run in Magnum’s honor will begin at 9:30 a.m., with registration starting at 8 a.m. The fee is $15 for single riders or $25 for tandem riders.

Proceeds from the event will go to the nonprofit Red Dirt Boxer Rescue to help feed, shelter and pay vet bills for neglected, abandoned and abused boxers.

Magnum was rescued by the group with the help of Oklahoma City Animal Welfare. The puppy died after he was diagnosed with heart failure due to neglect and lack of medical care.

For more information, go online to www.reddirtboxerrescue.com.