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Death Of Stray Dog Inspires Three Continents To Fight In Her Name – Penny Marathon

For many of us, there has been this one and only dog that we can’t forget, the dog that changed us, that inspired us, that made us who we are today.

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This Animal Charity Is Asking Kids To Spread The Message – Join The Drawing Competition Of Penny Marathon

Kids around the world, between the ages of 6 and 12,  can participate in this drawing and design competition that Penny Marathon organizes  for the fourth time this year.

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Woman Falls In Love With Greek Stray Dog And One Year Later Brings It Home To Australia

Ellie Prodromou is the founder of Penny Marathon, a Greek Australian animal charity that helps stray, abandoned, neglected and abused companion animals in both countries.

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Run It, Live It, Be Part Of It – Penny Marathon 2018

The Penny Marathon started as an idea of two Greek-Australians. They were not runners, and had certainly never thought to run a marathon before, but they felt compelled to do something to bring attention to the plight of stray, abandoned, neglected and abused companion animals.

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Running For A Cause – Penny Marathon 2017

I could say that the Penny Marathon is just another animal welfare non-profit organization, but it’s a lot more. The Penny Marathon is a chance for all of us to go out there once a year, among the public, and speak for all companion animals that keep waiting in shelter kennels or out on the streets – waiting for a chance.




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Kids Around The World Join A Drawing Competition For The Strays

Kids around the world, between the ages of 6 and 12,  can participate in this drawing and design competition that Penny Marathon organizes  for the second time this year.




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Animal Lovers Run A Marathon To Raise Awareness

It was the first time I joined the Penny Marathon this year, but it definitely won’t be the last. I didn’t run, but next time I will. I didn’t have my Penny Marathon T-shirt on, but next time I will. I won’t be wasting your time trying to describe what the experience is like and what running for the animals feels like– the video covers all five hours of our journey, from the first meeting point to the finish line. I will just try to answer briefly any questions you might have. Continue reading Animal Lovers Run A Marathon To Raise Awareness

Penny Marathon – From Australia To Greece

I could say that the Penny Marathon is just another animal welfare non-profit organization, but it’s a lot more. The Penny Marathon is a chance for all of us to go out there once a year, among the public, and speak for all companion animals that keep waiting in shelter kennels or out on the streets – waiting for a chance. Once a year, instead of hiding behind heartbreaking Facebook posts and cries for help through online fundraising campaigns, we run a Marathon, wearing our Penny Marathon T-shirts, hoping to get the attention of people who might never had heard of what rescuing is actually about and might never had come across an animal welfare Facebook page or website. The Penny Marathon barely makes it to the eight o’clock news – but at least we make it to the streets, and that’s awesome. Continue reading Penny Marathon – From Australia To Greece