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Midwest Animal Rescue & Services 2012 Event Results and Appreciation

July 2012

Minnesota-based personal injury law firm Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben sponsored the second annual Midwest Animal Rescue & Services (MARS) Rescue Run. This motorcycle run, held on Saturday, June 23, 2012, supported MARS in its efforts to better the lives of animals.

The ride featured 147 motorcycles and one party bus that traveled 125 miles between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The fun continued after the ride, with a thrilling stunt show performed by more than six motorcyclists, a wide range of vendors and a doggie kissing booth. In total, there were 1,080 raffle tickets purchased, 324 T-shirts tanks & hoodies, 132 Facebook photos, 206 pulled pork sandwiches, and three animal adoptions. The After Party, featuring music by Wild Hawg Band, began at 8:00 p.m., with 100% of the $10 admission price going directly to MARS. In total, the event raised $9,783.44 for MARS.

Funds collected at the 2012 MARS Rescue Run will enable the group to continue providing essential services to local animals. Each year, the group assists an increasing number of animals, with 1844 helped as of June 30, 2012. MARS transports lost or homeless animals to loving foster homes where they will remain until their owners are located or they are adopted into new families. Animals also receive medical care for injuries or illness, microchips to ensure they do not become lost again and spay and neuter procedures to help control the area’s pet population.

Several sponsors such as Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben help make this yearly fundraising effort a success for MARS. Partner James Schwebel has passionately supported animal welfare issues for several years and many of the firm’s attorneys are also avid motorcyclists. In addition to helping animals through its sponsorship of MARS, Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben has a 40 year history of providing legal representation to motorcyclists who are injured in road accidents. If you or a loved one was hurt due to the carelessness of a fellow motorist, please call the firm for a free consultation at 612-377-7777 or toll-fee at 1-800-752-4265.

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