Local dogs bark with Relay for Life against cancer

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Dozens of four legged furry friends are out in Columbus Sunday to support the American Cancer society’s Bark for Life Relay event.

Dozens of dogs and their owners are barking their support in the fight against cancer.

Relay for Life Ambassador Maddie Haines says she’s happy the community came out to show their support for some of the best caregivers to cancer patients.

“1,600 people are dying from cancer every day and it’s really sad to think of it like that. Dogs are the best caregivers and to get these dogs out here today is just a great way to show the love,” says Haines.

American Cancer Society Community Manager Tiffany Trucks agrees that furry friends are key in the fight against cancer.

“Dogs are really mans best friend, so it’s an opportunity for our relay participants to come out here and relay with their dogs and dogs are sometimes the best care givers that we have so to support our cancer survivors,” says Trucks.

Trucks also adds after a two year hiatus and they’ve made thousands of dollars.

“Today was great and when you couple that with April we had over 115 dogs participate and over $10,000 raised,” she says.

PetSmart Store Manager Matt Jones says they wanted to get involved because cancer affects animals too.

Jones thanks everyone for their commitment and support in the fight against cancer.

Not only did dogs come together, but so did everyone in the community to support a worthy cause.

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