ABINGDON, Va. -

Saturday morning some pets and their owners went out for a run on the Virginia Creeper Trail to raise money for an animal rescue.

The event called ‘Run Fur Their Lives’ benefits Happy Tails Animal Rescue.

The 5K race featured runners, walkers and dogs.

The money will benefit Happy Tails a non-profit rescue group that has helped rescue 8,600 animals since 2002.