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posted: 8/21/2013 3:06 PM

Motorcycle ride to benefit Northbrook animal shelter

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Submitted for Heartland Animal Shelter

Rev up your Harley, Honda, or any other vehicle for Heartland Animal Shelter's Seventh Annual Hogs for Dogs & Kitties Too Charity Ride on Sunday, Sept. 8.

Registration will start at 10:30 a.m. at Heartland Animal Shelter, 2975 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, and the ride will start with the first bike out at 11:45 a.m. From 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. riders can visit the animals at the shelter.

The leisurely "observation" ride will wind through the northern suburbs, approximately 70 miles, ending at the after "paw-ty" at Side-Outs Bar and Eatery, 4018 Roberts Road, Island Lake.

Free food will be provided to registered attendees as well as live music by Average Joe Band and Free Force.

Participants can take part in a large raffle for the animals with plenty of great prizes. Also the day of the event, riders and passengers are encouraged to bring 10 items from Heartland's Wish List at in exchange for a Hogs for Dogs (and kitties too) patch.

Registration is $25 in advance or $30 on the day of the ride. Registration is $10 in advance for passengers of riders, or for those who just want to join the "paw-ty" after the ride.

You may register online using PayPal at or by mailing a check to Heartland Animal Shelter, 2975 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL 60062. Make checks payable to Heartland Animal Shelter and note "Hogs for Dogs" on the memo section.

Hogs for Dogs & Kitties Too is presented by the friends and volunteers of Heartland Animal Shelter. Sponsorship opportunities and raffle donations are still being accepted at the shelter. For more information, contact ride organizers Jim and Debbie McHugh at (847) 822-0846 or by email at

Proceeds benefit Heartland Animal Shelter, a no-kill humane organization dedicated to finding homeless animals their forever homes while educating the public on spaying and neutering their pets. All donations are tax deductible. Information about adoption, volunteer opportunities, upcoming events, and foster opportunities are available at ">;[URL] or follow Heartland Animal Shelter at [/URL];[URL].[/URL]