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Local Group Is Holding Golf Tournament To Help Reduce Pet Overpopulation

FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A local organization is seeking to end the overpopulation of pets in the River Valley by holding a golf tournament in order to raise m...

FORT SMITH (KFSM) - A local organization is seeking to end the overpopulation of pets in the River Valley by holding a golf tournament in order to raise money for supporting its cause.

For a "5NEWS This Morning" segment that ran Saturday (October 17), anchor Daren Bobb spoke to Ramona Roberts of the River Valley Animal Welfare Coalition and Chuck Fawcett, an organizer with the "Kitties and Kanines Golf Tournament." Roberts said there are an abundance of pets in the area but not enough homes to host them, so her group advocates for people to spray and neuter their pets.

The golf tournament will start on Friday, October 23rd at the Ben Geren Golf Course in Fort Smith.

For those interested in participating, entry fees must be received by Tuesday (October 20) at 6:00 p.m.