Walk for the Animals attracts more than 3,000 participants

More than 3,000 people and their pets took part in Walk for the Animals.

Walk for the Animals, presented by Pet Supermarket, took place at Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., and was an exciting and worthwhile activity for the entire family — and, of course their dogs. The Walk is the Humane Society of Greater Miami’s largest annual community event, attracting more than 3,000 people.

This year’s grand marshal was Miami- Dade County District 4 Commissioner Sally A. Heyman. The “Leader of the Pack” was Theresa L. Ashman, associate vice president and controller of University of Miami, and for the fourth year the event’s emcee was Ryan Phillips, WTVJ NBC6 meteorologist.

There were fun-filled activities for the entire family, including all of the furry friends. Sponsors offered music, games, prizes, product samples, and great food. There was a special Bakery Tent filled with mouth-watering pastries to be enjoyed with a fabulous cup of Coffee Brake coffee.

“Every dollar raised from the Walk goes toward sheltering more than 300 homeless cats and dogs in our care every day,” said Donna Tallon, executive director of the Humane Society of Greater Miami. “In addition, the funds help support our spay/neuter services, quality adoptions, humane education and pet therapy.”

The Humane Society of Greater Miami is dedicated to placing every dog and cat into a loving home, and to promoting responsible pet ownership and spay/neuter programs.

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