The Moonlight Loop is an evening bicycle ride of approximately 19 miles around scenic Columbus, Indiana, to benefit Columbus Animal Care Services (CACS). The ride will take place on Saturday, August 3, 2019. Modeled after the Indy N.I.T.E. ride in Indianapolis, Indiana, the ride will make a loop around the City of Columbus, passing several architectural gems along the way. 2020 marks the 7th year for this ride. In the six years of the rideâ s existence, the event has netted over $73,000 for Animal Care Services.

Who organizes the ride, who benefits, and why?

The Moonlight Loop is a fundraiser for Columbus Animal Care Services (CACS), which is a department of the City of Columbus. The event is co-sponsored by their partner organization, Friends of Columbus Animal Care Services, the fundraising arm of Columbus Animal Care Services. We are located at 2730 Arnold Street. The agency provides shelter services as well as field services for the community. All Moonlight Loop funds generated through this event are used to support the agencyâ s Adoption Medical Fund which covers spaying and neutering costs, pet care services, veterinarian treatment for pets housed at the facility, medical requirements for transports, and pet food as well as promotion of adoptions and educational programs.

The Animal Care Services Department is operated by city tax dollars and through fines/fees and monetary donations. However, the general operating budget only covers basic services including wages, utilities and maintenance of both the facility and vehicles. The Adoption/Medical fund does not use tax dollars and is supported by fines, fees and monetary donations. Our budget relies heavily on monetary and in-kind donations by the public that allows us to stretch our dollars further than otherwise possible. Donations made to CACS are considered tax-deductible as Animal Care Services is a department within the City ofColumbus, a political subdivision of the State of Indiana, and all donations will be used solely for public purposes.

Date: August 1, 2020
Distances: 19 miles
City, State: Columbus, Indiana
Start Location: 536 Fifth St.
Start Time: 9:00 PM
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