Run for the Paws Event Will Benefit Brother Wolf

Scenes from the 3rd annual Run for the Paws 5K and 1 Mile Dog Walk Sunday at Fletcher Community Park. The event was a benefit for Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, and featured local vendors as well as prizes for the oldest, smallest and fastest dogs. 4/22/12 - Colby Rabon (

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue will be hosting its 7th Annual Run for the Paws on Sunday, April 22 from 9 a.m-1: 30 p.m.

“Run for the Paws is a family-friendly event — and that includes the family dog,” says Denise Bitz, Founder and President of Brother Wolf.

Run or walk with hundreds of other animal lovers and their four-legged friends at Carrier Park in Asheville to raise money for animals in need. Participants can choose to compete in the chip-timed 5K or stroll in the one-mile run/walk. Afterward, you’re invited to enjoy a cold beer courtesy of Wicked Weed and relax at the park with food, music, and other fun activities.

This year, runners will have a chance to win great prizes from local businesses such as ENO and The No Meat Athlete. There will even be prizes for the dogs who participate in the run/walk!

Thanks to sponsors such as REACH veterinary hospital, Wicked Weed, and 4 Paws Kingdom Campground for supporting this event and the progress Brother Wolf continues to make for the animals in our community and beyond.

Run for the Paws proceeds will help support the life-saving programs Brother Wolf has created over the past 10 years to grow and sustain No-Kill communities.

For more information about Run for the Paws and to register for the event, visit

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, located in Asheville, NC, was founded in 2007 to provide the resources and life-saving programs to build a No-Kill community. As a grassroots organization, Brother Wolf believes strongly in community engagement and making it easy to adopt, volunteer and become involved in its No-Kill mission. BWAR’s No Kill Community Development Initiative is currently working with five chapters to implement life-saving programs and build their own No-Kill communities. Celebrating 10 years, Brother Wolf broke ground in 2017 at its Sanctuary location 25 minutes from Asheville. The Sanctuary will be a place for people and animals to heal, as well as focus on working towards the vision of Uncompromised Compassion for all animals.

About Shelby Harrell
Shelby Harrell is the editor of the Biltmore Beacon, editor of The Guide arts and entertainment publication and is a staff writer for Mountaineer Publishing. Originally from Asheville, she has worked in journalism for seven years and currently lives in Clyde, NC.