Virtual 31st Annual VCA Walk for the Animals

Virtual 31st Annual VCA Walk for the Animals

Mark your calendars!  The 31st annual VCA Walk for the Animals is March 6, 2021.  This year the event may look a bit different, but the goal is still the same…raise funds to help the Humane Society of Broward County continue their mission of helping animals and offering amazing educational programs for people of all ages.

This year the walk will be virtual which means you can live anywhere on our great planet and take part!  The walk has always been the shelter’s largest fundraiser, and while we won’t be walking in downtown Fort Lauderdale this year, the walk committee hopes you’ll still raise funds and walk in your neighborhood on March 6, 2021 or stay home (maybe in bed)  – but still help gather donations to help the HSBC.  Set up your walk page on line at and email it out.  Raise $150 and get the official walk t-shirt – we will mail them to participants outside of the state.  Walk participants who gather more donations will receive gifts for different fundraising levels reached.  For those who raise $1,000 or more, your dog will be entered into a contest for a chance to be the 2022 Walk Cover Dog.  The 2021 Cover Dog is Lily, an 11-year-old Shih-tzu and shelter alumni who resides in Davie with her mom Janet.

Have friends you want to walk with (socially distanced, of course!)?  Create a “Pack” of two or more friends or co-workers, raise $1,500, and get official Walk Pack perks.  You can register now by visiting and start collecting donations.

Event Chairs Carey Morgan of Fort Lauderdale and Leslie Puro of Lighthouse Point are thrilled to be chairing the event, along Jacey Birch of WPLG Local 10 News, Letty B. and DJ Laz of Totally 93.9, All 90’s All the Time and Doc Reno from BIG 105.9.

For information about registering, forming a “Pack” or team, or if your business is interested in being a sponsor and included on the virtual vendor village, contact Rachel Frank at 954-266-6817 or   You don’t need to have a pet to join in the fun.

Sponsors dedicated to the 2021 Walk for the Animals are:  VCA Animal Hospitals, Purina, Tidy Cats, Spirit, Chewy, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, Animal Eye Specialty Clinic, JM Family, Clear Choice Tax and Lien Service, PetFirst Pet Insurance, RKD Alpha Dog, Zoetis Petcare , Oasis A Paychex Company, WPLG Local 10, iHeart Media (Y100, BIG 105.9, Totally 93.9, 103.5 the Beat, TU 94.9, 610 WIOD), and Mobile Mike.

The HSBC is making every effort to put COVID precautions in place and will continue to monitor the situation as the event nears so that participants, volunteers and staff are safe.

For more information and registration contact Walk4theAnimals.