RENO, NV - The 7th annual Walk for Animals is this Saturday, May 24 at Sparks Marina, to benefit homeless pets at Nevada Humane Society. The goal of the event is to raise $100,000 to help provide care and find homes for the more than 15,000 pets expected to pass through the shelter this year. Sponsored by Petco Foundation, the Walk for Animals kicks off at 9am. Registration opens at 8am and festivities continue until 1pm. The public is welcome to bring their dogs on leashes (or cats) and spend a fun day in the park.
“We’re expecting over 1,000 walkers, many with their canine companions,” said Kevin Ryan, Chief Executive Officer for Nevada Humane Society. “This event is so important because the funds help homeless pets who arrive at our shelter daily. In 2013, over 12,000 animals were treated through Nevada Humane Society, and we expect to care for even more this year. You can feel good knowing that your support made a difference, as we consistently have one of the highest save rates in the nation.”
Festivities at the Walk for Animals include a variety of exhibitors, pet adoptions, pet contests, entertainment, refreshments and more. In addition, Nevada Humane Society will be providing low-cost vaccines and microchips for all pets on a first-come, first-served basis.
Registration for the Walk for Animals may be done online or by using a printed brochure. Walkers who raise $35 or more receive a t-shirt and those who raise more receive additional prizes. More information, including the downloadable brochure, is available at NevadaHumaneSociety.org.