Animal Humane Society’s Walk for Animals is Saturday
The Animal Humane Society’s annual Walk for Animals is Saturday, May 4. It’s the organization’s largest annual fundraiser.
Nils and Jan Anderson are super volunteers and are doing their part to bring in funds. The Plymouth couple has raised money for the Animal Humane Society for 45 years. They started by knocking on doors.
“We walked all over the place,” said Nils. “We went from the north end of Maple Grove all the way down into Bloomington.”
Caring for their own animals is what sparked the interest. Their goal this year is $75,000 dollars to bring their 45-year total to $1 million. No one in the history of the walk has ever done this. The couple says it’s all about compassion.
Snuggling a cute cat, Nils said “this is what this is all about. We try to educate people about the animal bond. Because it is a real thing, and I guess that’s one of the reasons we do this.”
The Animal Humane Society doesn’t receive government funding. So, donations go a long way to cover a variety of services.
“We do everything from transporting animals all across the country and bringing them to Minnesota to help care for them. We have wellness clinics for low-income neighborhoods throughout Minneapolis,” said Animal Humane Society spokesperson Charlie Weierke.
For more information on the Animal Humane Society, you can visit www.animalhumanesociety.org.