Veterinarians, pets and jets at SRQ

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) – A fun run with a purpose took place at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport this Veterans Day weekend. The Vets, Pets & Jets 5k and Fun Run event took attendees behind the doors of SRQ to raise funds for the Humane Society of Sarasota and honor those who fought for our country.

The unique event was presented by KW Suncoast, the Humane Society of Sarasota and Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ). The event featured a course where competitors could race against each other safely along an active traffic lane. Friends, family and pets were welcome at Fun Run. Those who wanted to compete for prizes could run the 5K while other participants could walk or run a one-mile course. Food, music, vendors and various activities were available throughout the day.

Alissa Jackson, marketing coordinator for the Humane Society of Sarasota County, helped raise awareness of the group’s programs. Jackson told ABC7. “If you are a veteran or active duty member, we have a military match adoption program. We offer free adoptions to veterinarians and active duty military because we know how important it is to have a pet in your life.

Since the event was held on Veterans Day weekend, coordinators organized a special tribute to military service members. Proceeds from the event went to the Humane Society of Sarasota County.

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