Walk for the Animals

Date(s) - Saturday, March 18, 2017
8:00 am - 12:15 pm

Huizenga Plaza


Mark your calendars!  The 2017 Walk for the Animals presented by VCA Animal Hospitals is just around the corner.  Packs (teams) are being formed and people are getting their walking shoes ready for the Humane Society of Broward County’s largest fundraiser of the year.  The event takes place on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Huizenga Plaza in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, with registration opening at 8 a.m. and the walk starting at 10 a.m.   The 1.25 mile walk through beautiful Fort Lauderdale attracts thousands of animal lovers each year.  You can register now, by visiting www.walk4theanimals.com and start collecting donations.

Walk day is a celebration of months of fundraising with proceeds going to the animals the HSBC cares for and the programs and services offered.  Last year enthusiastic walkers raised over $525,000 for the animals and the goal is even higher this year.

Event Chairs Carey Morgan and Deanna Kubinski, both of Fort Lauderdale, are thrilled to be back along Jacey Birch of WPLG Local 10 News and U-Turn Laverne from 99.9 Kiss Country Radio.  There will be a bounce house and face painting for the younger crowd.  Dogs can receive the star treatment with red carpet photos courtesy of Little’s Photography and a dip in the doggie pools all while their owners enjoy free pancakes from IHOP, and live entertainment.  Participants can also visit sponsor booths and pick up fun items from VCA Animal Hospitals, Purina, Pet Supermarket, BB&T, PETCO, Coconut Creek Subaru and many more!

The face of the 2017 Walk for the Animals is Chiquita Mia, from Sunrise, but she goes by Mia. This beautiful 5 year old Chihuahua mix was adopted at the HSBC by the Ramos family and she couldn’t be happier. Mia’s journey began when she was found abandoned and brought to the shelter. At a scant 4 pounds, she was skinny and frightened until her new mom showed up. Mia immediately jumped into her arms and filled her face with kisses. It was love at first sight for both of them.

When her new family was told that Mia was deaf, it didn’t faze them at all. The bond formed quickly and has grown stronger through the years. Her family adapted by teaching Mia hand signals which she quickly learned. They’ve reported she is smart as a whip, loved and very spoiled.  What better dog to represent the Walk as our Cover Dog?

Join us in fundraising so we can continue helping dogs like Mia.  Be a part of the 2017 Walk for the Animals and raise $2,500 or more for the chance to have your dog as our 2018 Cover Dog.

For information about registering, forming a “Pack” or team, or if your business is interested in being a sponsor, contact Linda Sanders at 954-266-6817 or info@walk4theanimals.com.   You don’t need to have a pet to join in the fun.  The more money you raise the more goodies you earn.

Sponsors dedicated to the 2017 Walk for the Animals are:  VCA Animal Hospitals, PETCO Foundation, Merial, Purina, Tidy Cat, Coconut Creek Subaru, JM Family, Animal Eye Specialty Clinic, Little’s Photography, BB&T, Trupanion, RKD Alpha Dog, Pet Supermarket,  Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital-Broward Health, Zoetis, Animal Cancer Care Clinic, CCC, Conrad & Scherer, Oasis Outsourcing, Wizard Creations, Alorica, ZenCrate, Silidog, Sun Credit Union, Boogie N Pals, Brown & Brown, ACR Electronics, Safari Ltd., Truly Nolen, We Florida Financial, Target, Delivery Dudes, Just Your Friend…Hunter, TQL, Publix, Jimmy John’s, 99.9 WKIS, WPLG Local 10 and IHOP.

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 state or any national group.  To learn more about the HSBC visit www.humanebroward.com