Headed to Five Acres Animal Shelter

“Our Purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” -Dalai Lama
The 6th Annual Get Fit for Fido has come and gone. Today, the Emerge staff loaded up a truck full of donated items and delivered them to Five Acres Animal Shelter. Between the raffles and t-shirt sales, we also raised over $900.

Six years ago, I never could have imagined that Fido would be as big as it is now. When the idea had come up, I figured that we’d raise enough food and toys to give all of the animals a great Christmas. Now, we supply them with enough goods that it can help them for 4-6 months. The money we raised, will help spay and neuter as well as take care of medical treatments that a dog/cat may need. Each year Five Acres rescues and adopts out over 600 dogs and cats. This year may even be 700. I like the cycle that is happening. Our event gets bigger each year and they adopt out more animals each year (I wish I could take credit for this coincidence).

It never crossed my mind that Emerge would be known as “The gym that helps out dogs and cats,” but I smile every time the staff or I hear that. We love our community. We love to give back and help others.


Emerge would just like to say Thank You. The donations, sharing our event on social media, and inviting friends to come. The many ways you helped make Get Fit for Fido are greatly appreciated.

A special Thank You to Mike Marshall for being our truck driver to deliver everything!

With Gratitude,
Kimberly and the Emerge Fitness Staff


*Photo Collage courtesy of Jess Baker



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