Briefs: Humane Society buys rescue trailer
Vail, CO Colorado
EAGLE COUNTY ” A rescue and adoption trailer has been purchased by the Eagle Valley Humane Society with a $5,000 grant from pet-food manufacturer Pedigree.
The trailer can transport large and small animals, and will be ready to respond to emergencies in Eagle County and nearby communities, the Humane Society says.
The trailer also will be used to impound animals in animal cruelty cases.
The Eagle Valley Humane Society is seeking donations of supplies still needed for the trailer.
For more informaiton, call 328-PETS.
VAIL ” The neighborhood picnic series will wraps up Thursday at Ellefson Park in West Vail. The town’s community development and fire departments will host a free picnic from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The purpose of the picnic is for residents to get to know and share ideas with town employees. To make suggestions about the town, residents also can call the Vail Town Council voice mail at 479-1860, ext. 8.
For more information on the picnic, call Kris Friel in the town’s Community Information Office at 479-2118. To get more news on town events, residents can subscribe to “Vail Mail” at http://www.vailgov.com/vail-mail.
VAIL ” About 20 runners will arrive in Vail Monday as part of a around-the-world run to raise money for safe-drinking-water projects.
The first-ever Blue Planet Run, a relay, began June 1 in New York City. The runners have travelled Ireland, England, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, Belarus, Russia, Mongolia, China and Japan.
A member of the Blue Planet Run team will arrive at Donovan Park Pavilion at approximately 4:30 p.m., carrying the Blue Planet Run baton, which will be handed off to the awaiting runner.
The runners, representing 13 countries, include a renowned jazz musician; a Scottish gardener and a champion marathoner. Upon arrival in Vail, the team will have covered more than 11,000 of the 15,200-mile journey, which will take 95 days to complete. Blue Planet Run team members run individual 10-mile shifts.
For more information about Blue Planet Run Foundation, visit http://www.blueplanetrun.org.