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Frequently Asked Questions

1. When and where is Walk for Animals?
2. Is there a registration fee?
3. How long is the Walk?
4. Where can I find a schedule of events?
5. Is there a minimum fundraising goal I must meet to participate?
6. What are the benefits of forming or joining a Pack?
7. I registered as an individual – how can I join a Pack?
8. Who do I contact if a donation does not appear on my fundraising page?
9. How can I help fundraise for this event?
10. Can I bring my pets?
11. Can my children participate?
12. I cannot attend the Walk, how can I still raise funds for the animals?
13. How can I get a Walk for the Animals poster to hang up in my office?
14. What do I do with the cash and checks that I collect?
15. Do I need to bring a water bottle?
16. What if there is a chance of rain?

1. When and where is Walk for Animals?

The Walk is Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Huizenga Plaza, Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the Walk itself starts at 10:00 a.m. Until that time there are sponsor booths to visit, games to play, entertainment and more.

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2. Is there a registration fee?

There is no registration fee for the Walk, however, this is a fundraising event. We do encourage all participants to register and fundraise with us. All proceeds benefit the homeless animals in our care and the it supports the programs that we offer.

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3. How long is the Walk?

The Walk is approximately 1.25 miles long. It begins and ends at Huizenga Plaza. Shorter route options are also available for those who want to get back quicker so they can relax and listen to some music and enjoy the entertainment.

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4. Where can I find a schedule of events?

Event information is located on our Event Day Info page and will be updated periodically. If you can't find what you're looking for you can always email info@walk4theanimals.com. We're here to help.

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5. Is there a minimum fundraising goal I must meet to participate?

Although we encourage our Walkers to fundraise, there is no minimum requirement to participate. The minimum amount required to qualify for incentive prizes is $150 for every Individual Walker and $1500 for each Pack (team), but the more we raise the more animals we can help. We know you can raise more! We encourage Walkers to set their goal high, and when that goal is met, go above and beyond for the animals. Most people don't realize that fundraising and collecting donations for the animals is a fun experience, especially when you participate as a Pack. Each dollar raised counts towards caring for the homeless animals and the programs that we offer.  

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6. What are the benefits of forming or joining a Pack?

Forming a Pack is a great way to have fun with family, friends and co-workers while raising funds for a cause close to all of our hearts— the animals! It is also a great team-building exercise for any business interested in becoming a bit more philanthropic. Many of our Packs come from large corporations and clubs around Broward County, but we also have many family and friends Packs. In addition, qualifying Packs, those reaching $1,500 or above, are eligible for special prizes and incentives on Walk Day including Pack photos, special raffles, Pack signs and more. The more you raise, the more prizes you'll qualify for. Pack Leaders of qualifying Packs will receive a very special invitation to our exclusive post-Walk after party as a big Thank You!

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7. I registered as an individual – how can I join a Pack?

If you’ve already registered, send an email to info@walk4theanimals.com and ask to be added to a Pack or create a Pack of your own. If you have NOT registered and would like to start or join a Pack, start here. Registration is easy, but we're always here to help.

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8. Who do I contact if a donation does not appear on my fundraising page?

Email info@walk4theanimals.com with the name of the person who made the donation, the amount (if known) and the person and/or Pack it should be credited to. We can look it up in our database to see to make sure it is properly credited to you. 

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9. How can I help fundraise for this event?

The possibilities are endless! The best way to start is to create your personal fundraising page on the Walk for the Animals website. Your page makes it easy to take advantage of the connectivity with email, Facebook and Twitter. You can send a message to all of your contacts and they can make a donation directly to you or your Pack. Next, you can raise funds by asking for donations from friends, co-workers, neighbors and family. Most people are anxious to donate when they know it's going to help the animals. It's also fun to plan events like bake sales and car washes or you can team up with a local restaurant where a portion of their sales for one evening are donated to your pack. Always ask donors to check with their company to see if they have a matching donation program. By filling out a few forms and submitting them to the business, you can double their donation!

Your online fundraising page will help you keep track of your pledges and your goal, or you can use a printable donation sheet from our Helpful Downloads page. We send thank you letters/tax receipts to everyone who donates if their information is provided.

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10. Can I bring my pets?

Yes! Dogs who are friendly with people and other dogs are welcome. More than 2,500 dogs will be in attendance, so we do not recommend bringing other types of pets as it is too stressful for them. If your dog is not a fan of crowds and other dogs, that's okay, too. It is not mandatory that they attend. You can always create T-shirts, posters, or bring their photo if you aren't able to bring them in person. If your dog is ready to join in the fun, they must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet, and we ask that you do not use retractable leashes as they have been known to cause accidents. For their protection, please do not bring dogs in heat and make sure your dog is up to date on their vaccinations.

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11. Can my children participate?

Absolutely! Walk for the Animals is a family-friendly event. Children are always welcome. We even have a Kids Zone where they can do activities and crafts, making it a very memorable day for them.

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12. I cannot attend the Walk, how can I still raise funds for the animals?

Although we'd love to see everyone on Walk Day, attendance is not a requirement. Animal lovers that want to help the homeless animals in our community but cannot make it on March 18th can register as a Virtual Walker.* You will still have access to the website tools to raise funds and and you can still have fun planning events. Track your donations on your Personal Fundraising page or use the donation form available on our Helpful Downloads page. Donations that are not collected online can be sent to: 

Humane Society of Broward County, ATTN: Walk For the Animals
2070 Griffin Rd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 

-or you can attend the Individual Donation Drop day:

Individual/Virtual Walker Donation Drop Off (no appointment necessary): Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

* Please note: To minimize costs and maximize funds for the animals we are not able to mail incentive items.

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13. How can I get a Walk for the Animals poster to hang up at my office?

The animals thank you for helping us to promote this event. It's so important to our shelter. You can pick up posters at the Humane Society of Broward County or let us know and we can mail a few to you. You can also print them directly from our Helpful Downloads page.

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14. What do I do with the cash and checks that I collect?

We can offer you a few choices. For money that you've collected outside of your online options, you can either:

1. Mail them to us prior to Walk Day, March 18, 2017. Please place them in a secure envelope clearly marked to: Humane Society of Broward County, ATTN: Walk for the Animals, 2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312. We do not recommend mailing cash. Make sure you include your name, your Pack name (if applicable), contact information and the total amount being sent.

2. Bring them with you on Walk Day. We have staff set up to accept donations and credit you or your Pack. You will still be eligible for incentives if you reach the next level of fundraising.

3. Attend one of our Donation Drop Off/Goodie Bag Pick Up days before the Walk at our shelter (visit the animals while you're here!):

Individual/Virtual Walker Donation Drop Off (no appointment necessary): Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Pack Leader Donation Drop Off/Goodie Bag Pick Up (by appointment only): Thursday and Friday, March 9 & 10, 2017 - 9:00am - 6:30pm and Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 10:00am - 3:30pm
 

If you receive donations after the Walk, that's ok, too! Just drop them by the shelter. Yet another opportunity to see our furry friends!

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15. Do I need to bring a water bottle?

We try to make sure everyone, whether they have two legs or four, is hydrated. Water will be provided along the route for humans and dogs, but you are welcome to bring your own as well. 

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16. What if there is a chance of rain?

We are die hards! We walk rain or shine and the humans and dogs have so much fun doing it. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is Walk for Animals?

The Walk is Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at University Village. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the Walk starts at 10:00 a.m.

Is there a registration fee?

There is a $25 registration fee for the Early Bird rate. After Sept. 1, registration increases to $30 for each participant (youth and adult). Each registered walker will receive a Walk event T-shirt.

How long is the Walk?

The Walk is approximately two miles. It begins in University Village, winds through the Union Bay Natural Area Trails, and ends back at U Village. Shorter route options also available.

Where can I find a schedule of events?

Event information is located on our schedule page and will be updated periodically.

Is there a minimum fundraising goal I must meet to participate?

Although we encourage our Walkers to fundraise, there is no minimum requirement for our walkers. Every dollar counts and we hope you’ll have fun raising awareness and funds with your friends and colleagues. Every donation helps pets in need at Seattle Humane. - See more at: http://www.seattlehumane.org/walk/faq.html#sthash.ojsR0czY.dpuf

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