North Beach High School’s field played host to the eighth annual Woof-a-Thon on Saturday as dog owners around the area took their four-legged friends for a few laps around the track.
The Ocean Shores Woof-a-Thon is a charity that raises money throughout the year to benefit other animal-related charities such as local non-kill shelters and various rescue services.
A year of fundraising culminates in an event held the second Saturday in August, when dog owners can see demonstrations from dog trainers and talk to vendors providing dog-related services.
Woof-a-Thon President Patrick Spike said he was glad to see the event run smoothly after taking the helm of the charity following the death of his mother and founder, Willa Spike.
“She passed away this past year so I stepped in to take everything over to get everything back on its feet and make sure it was going to be her legacy for a while,” he said.