Animal Humane Society’s Walk For Animals Goes Virtual
Many organizations are changing the way they raise money because of COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. This year, the 49th Annual Walk For Animals is virtual.
“The walk is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We raise about a million dollars at that event,” said Animal Humane Society’s Janelle Dixon. “That money supports our programs and services throughout the year.”
So far, about 1,700 people are registered to walk. The Animal Humane Society is behind on the number of walkers scheduled to take part in the event.
“Normally we have about 8,000 people and their pets coming to have a celebration,” said Dixon.
She says it’s a little more challenging to have a virtual walk because you don’t get the same in-person experience.
“We’re asking people to get out and walk in their yards, around the block, in the park, and take a photo or video of your walk,” she explained.
The virtual Walk for Animals is Saturday, May 2, and there is still time to sign up. There is no registration fee, but fundraising is encouraged. People can also make a personal gift online.