The Humane Society Walk for the Animals, which The HSUS co-hosts with the Washington Humane Society, happens on Sept. 25, and if you haven’t already registered, please be sure to do so. The event raises funds for campaigns to end pet homelessness at the local and national levels.
The walk goes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marie Reed Learning Center in Washington, D.C. For those of you in the D.C. area, we’ll enjoy a scenic walk, a festival and other activities. Mid-Atlantic D.O.G.S. Search and Rescue will also demonstrate how their professional search and rescue dog team helps find missing persons.
If you live outside of the D.C. area or are otherwise unable to attend, you can sign up as a virtual walker. Registration is free for virtual walkers and if you raise $50, we’ll send you a 2010 Walk T-shirt. Plus, we’ve made it easier than ever to help spread the word and fundraise for the walk through Facebook—be sure to download the special Facebook application after registering.
Since the first Walk for the Animals in 2006, more than a half-million dollars have been raised for adoption, humane education, and spay/neuter programs of the Washington Humane Society and The HSUS.
And a special note for readers in New York: This Sunday, Sept. 19, we’ll be hosting Walk Humane in Montauk—a new event that gives teams and individuals the chance to celebrate animals while supporting local and national programs that care for homeless pets. Sixty percent of proceeds will stay in the area to fund programs such as spay/neuter, adoption, and feral cat rescue, while the remaining proceeds will support The HSUS’s efforts to protect animals nationwide. It’s not too late to register.