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Hogs For Dogs Bike Run Turns Out Hundreds and Raises Thousands
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on June 15, 2013 @ 7:15PM
Created on June 15, 2013 @ 6:49PM

One hundred and thirty miles: that's how far hundreds of motorcycles traveled to help raise money for the Harrison County Humane Society.

The 12th annual Hogs for Dogs Bike Run turned out about 800 bikes and more than 1,000 riders who braved the heat for man's best friend. This event has grown so much since it started, it's now considered the state's biggest motorcycle run.

Riders had stopping points throughout their route that went through Harrison, Taylor, Preston,and Monongalia Counties.

At each stop, they would roll dice to see who got the highest points. Whoever rolled the highest at the end, got a $1,000 prize.  But that's nothing compared to how much the event usually raises, which is about $32,000 dollars.

Organizer Grumpy Nicholson said, "We have to be responsible for our animals. They're doing what comes natural to them. It's up to us to take responsibility and spay and neuter, so the population doesn't get out of control. We have a wonderful shelter in this county."

They've raised about $320,000 over the past 12 years.  All that money goes straight to spaying and neutering pets.


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