Canidae conducted the raffle to support the race's mission of promoting cancer awareness and research. Half of the proceeds went to the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation to fund canine cancer research and the other half to Lance Armstrong's Livestrong Cancer Awareness Foundation , according to the release.
"Canidae is planning on being at several national events throughout the year promoting responsible pet ownership and supporting local independent petfood retailers while raising funds for cancer research in people and pets at the same time," said Jason Castillo, controller for Canidae.
New shelter data casts doubt on whether the pet population and pet ownership are truly growing.
While the pandemic caused unprecedented suffering worldwide in 2020, the disruptions to dogs, cats and other pets adoption numbers may normalize in 2021.