Monday, July 17, 2006

Helping Protect K-9 Police dogs-

Last year a police dog in Long Beach, CA was killed in the line of duty. Police dogs are wonderful creatures who serve the public and deserve to be protected if possible.

Lately there have been efforts to provide these loyal companions with bullet proof vests. The Vests are expensive and fundraisers are being launched.

One of the more interesting fundraisers will be taking place next month in Visalia, California where the 3rd Annual Thunder in the Valley Hawgs for Dawgs Poker Run will take place.

The event will be on August 20th and is open to riders who want to help.
You can also make a donation to the cause if you are unable to attend!

As an artist who loves animals and was devistated at the loss of Bosco the police dog I wish to thank the Harley Riders for having this incredible event!

I will add the official announcement below:

3rd Annual Thunder In The Valley Hawgs For Dawgs Poker Run
Sponsored by Visalia Harley Davidson & Visalia Harley Owner's Group
Registration is from 9:00am to 10:30am on Sunday, August 20, 2006 at Visalia Harley-Davidson, located at 30681 Highway 99 in Visalia.

Kickstands up at 10:30am. The cost is $25.00 per participant. Run packet includes a T-shirt and run pin to the first 500. You also receive a lunch ticket, a grand prize ticket & a poker card. There will be live music, a bike show, raffles, 50/50 and more. Visalia Harley-Davidson will donate $5 for each paid registrant.

You may also pre-register by mail or on Saturday, August 19th at Visalia Harley-Davidson from 4pm to 8pm at our Pre-Registration Party. There will be music, BBQ and prizes. You can print a Registration Form/Flyer from our website,

The money raised from this ride will benefit all of Tulare Counties K-9 units to purchase such items as bullet proof vests for their police dogs or bite suits used in training the dogs. Last years event raised over $30,000 and we hope to raise more money this year. For more information call 559-733-4647 or 559-799-4796, email, or go to

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