Binghamton Channel 34 News
June 30, 2014 at 10:13PM
Pedaling 4 Paws rolled in the Broome County Humane Society, recently.
The group was founded 6 years ago after Viktor Ohnjec and a friend decided to go on a long bicycle ride. It turned into a small fundraiser for humane societies the first year. Last year, the five-hundred mile bike ride with roughly thirty cyclists at a time helped raise more than $25,000 for more than fifteen animal shelters along the route and brought to a greater light the need for pet adoptions. Pedaling 4 Paws route has been from the Philadelphia area through Upstate New York. Soon it will be expanding, because other communities have been learning about it.
Viktor Ohnjec says, “The prideful moment, I guess, is that we’ve had different geographies, for lack of a better term, that came to us and said ‘hey we heard what you guys are doing, can you come and do it in our geography?’ Next year, February 24th through the 28th we do Florida. It will be a big loop. We have Colorado in July. There’s North Carolina.”
Pedaling 4 Paws doesn’t accept money, but asks people to donate directly to animal shelters like the Broome County Humane Society, either monetarily, with supplies or by volunteering. The organization’s website is Pedaling4Paws.org. Over the past six years the effort has helped raise more than $70,000.
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