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Ready For the Olympics? Well, the Fluffier Version, Anyways...

area animal welfare charities work together to host Olympic event, featuring local pets looking to find their "fur-ever" homes

James Johonnott |

FOR THE GOLD. An upcoming animal Olympics aims to showcase the tough-as-fluff pets up for adoption at four local humane associations.
FOR THE GOLD. An upcoming animal Olympics aims to showcase the tough-as-fluff pets up for adoption at four local humane associations. (Photo by Philip Bump / CC-BY-SA 2.0)

Agility. Dexterity. Precision. Athleticism. Spirit. These traits define both Olympic athletes and the animals up for adoption that you watch at an upcoming Olympic-style event in the Chippewa Valley.

Bob’s House for Dogs, the Chippewa County Humane Association, Dunn County Humane Society, and Eau Claire County Humane Association will collaborate to host "As Good as Gold," a unique pet-Olympics event.

Just like the summer Olympics in Tokyo, this event is slated from July 23 to Aug. 8, where their event page will showcase adorable photos and bios of animals available for adoption – and will even feature their athletic talent and competitive spirits! 

These four charitable organizations provide shelter and care for homeless animals, and operate primarily through volunteers and donations. Between the four orgs, they have found homes for over 2,200 animals last year. But, there's many more fluffy friends who are still in need of warm, loving homes. 

Tune into the event online at facebook.com.


Learn more about the organizations here: