STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- The student chapter of the Oktibbeha County Humane Society held its first ever "Dog Jog"
The race was one mile.
Joggers could bring their own dogs or rent one for the day.
The jog was an opportunity for the humane society to help shelter animals find a permanent home.
The goal was to allow potential owners a chance to get to know the animals a little bit better before taking them home.
"So, a huge problem in Starkville shelters is that there are all these dogs that are excellent for adoption, that are excellent dogs, but people don't really see them because they're in the public eye, they're just in cages," Oktibbeha County Humane Society Student Chapter President Kate Thompson said.
Thompson said the event was successful.
She said they raised $1,400 from pre-sale tickets alone.
Those proceeds go to the Grassroots and Starkville Animal Shelters.