Motorcycle Run and Rally scheduled for Saturday, June 18, to benefit Marshall County animals

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GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. — Saturday, June 18, an event in Guntersville will benefit Marshall County Animal Control and Marshall County Humane Society.

“The motorcycle rally that we’re having [Saturday] will be benefiting the animals that are taken in by animal control, and that helps to get them adopted,” Animal Control Officer Kevin Hooks explains, “The money goes to the veterinarian care, their shots, and to get people to foster them.” The funds will also go to the Marshall County Humane Society. “So half the money will go toward spay and neuter for low-income families,” Hooks says.

Hosted by Marshall County Animal Control, the event will start at Lake Guntersville Powersports at 12542 US Highway 431 in Guntersville. Riders can register at 8:00 a.m. and the ride will start at 10 a.m. It’s $15 to ride. “We’ll be riding to Blountsville, Alabama. We have an hour, hour and a half layover there, and we’ll return back to Guntersville Powersports,” event coordinator Ronnie Heath says.

There will be refreshments available and vendors located at different points along the run.

Additional donations are welcome. There will be door prizes given away during the day and 50/50 drawing at the end of the run. Families are encouraged to come enjoy food and vendors at the event itself.

Community support is key in helping Marshall County Animal Control give the animals taken in a second chance. “The community is the driving force behind both of our programs,” Hooks says.

“One person can do a little, a lot of us can do a lot. It’s a great cause and we want everyone in the community to come out,” Heath says.