Shake a tail…or a feather! Don’t miss this event in support of our local furry friends in need at the 24th Annual Walk for the Animals presented by VCA Animal Hospitals and sponsored by PETCO Foundation.
This year’s event will take place on Saturday, March 1st at Huizenga Plaza in Downtown Fort Lauderdale and is chaired by Carey Morgan and John Glorieux. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. and the 1.25-mile walk will begin at 10:00 a.m.
Honorary Chairs for the Walk include Local 10's Jacey Birch and U-Turn Laverne from 99.9 Kiss Country.
You don’t need a dog to join in the fun! The walk is a fabulous way to meet fellow animal lovers all while raising money for a great cause. There will be a bounce house and face painting for the younger crowd. Dogs can receive the star treatment with doggie massages; red carpet photos and a dip in the doggie pools all while their owners enjoy free pancakes from IHOP and live entertainment from the Thunderhead band. Participants can also visit sponsor booths and pick up fun items from Purina, BB&T, Service America, Pet Supermarket and many more!
There are a number of ways to get involved and help the HSBC reach their $530,000 goal. Participants can create a personal fundraising page at www.Walk4theAnimals.com and ask friends, family and co-workers to make donations.
Have a group of friends or co-workers that are dog lovers? Form a Pack or team and raise a minimum of $1,500 and your pack will receive special perks on Walk day. Some ideas to help you reach your fundraising goals are hosting a bake sale, a dog wash or a book sale. If you raise $150 you’ll receive the official Walk t-shirt and dog bandana. The more you raise, the more you earn including, an HSBC canvas tote bag, Kindle Fire HD and VCA Animal Hospitals’ gift certificates are awards for various levels of fundraising. Oh and the top three fundraisers will enjoy fabulous prizes as well for their hard work.
Sponsors for the 2014 Walk for the Animals include: VCA Animal Hospitals, Petco Foundation, Purina, Tidy Cat, Pompano and Lauderdale Pet Lodge, Merial, Pet Supermarket, BB&T, Publix, Pfizer, Oasis Outsourcing, La Croix, Brown & Brown Insurance, Broward Health, Service America, Country Inn Pet Resort, City County Credit Union, Alpha Dog Marketing, Target, Stiles, One Lucky Mutt, IHOP, Jimmy Johns, Wizard Creations, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Pet Emergency Center, Owl’s Treasures, WPLG Local 10, 99.9 KISS Country, Trueba Media, The Flyer, and Mack Planet.
The Humane Society of Broward County is a private non-profit organization made possible by the generous donations of animal enthusiasts like you. The shelter is not affiliated with any other organization and receives no funding from the state or any national group. To learn more about the HSBC visit www.humanebroward.com.
For more information and ideas to help raise money for the animals, click here.