The Staff Council formed a UNM team, Leaders of the Pack, to participate in the Doggie Dash & Dawdle (DDD), Saturday, Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Balloon Fiesta Park. DDD is Animal Humane's signature fundraising event which enables them to continue saving the lives of homeless pets throughout the year.

UNM and non-UNM people are all welcome to join the team by encouraging family, friends and co-workers to sign up to participate in a 5K run or a two mile dawdle with or without a canine partner.

Throughout DDD, participants can enjoy vendors' wares, doggie carnival games, contests, music, food trucks and more. The registration fee is $35 per participant and that includes a race bib, an event t-shirt and a doggie surprise. Individuals don't actually have to participate in the race to join the team, they can sign up as a "virtual dasher" and help the team raise funds from the comfort of a computer.

The goal is to raise funds for Animal Humane so sign up as a member and donate any amount to help the team help Animal Humane. For more information, visit the Staff Council website at There, step by step instructions are available on how to sign up as a team member and/or register for the event.