My name is Katie, I live in New Bedford. I got into running a couple of years ago and try to run most of the races in my area. I love animals, especially dogs. Whenever a story about an abused animal comes on the news, I hit the mute button because I can't stand to hear it. Puppy Doe changed that for me. When I saw that her tormentor had been caught, I tuned in. I heard the whole story. And yes, it's hard to hear. But turning a blind eye to these things doesn't make it go away. I decided I want to try to raise money with every race I run. Please help me raise money for the MSPCA so they can have the funds to defend those who can't defend themselves.