Why We Walk
A beloved pet, an animal-loving family member, a passion for serving your community... there are countless reasons why people Walk for the Animals. We've listed some of our reasons below.
Do you have a personal reason why you walk? Please send your reason to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
When I was asked to Walk for the Animals with a friend in 2008, I thought it was the coolest thing to walk with a bunch of dogs in downtown Ft. Lauderdale.
Years later, after being on the Walk committee now for 10 years, not only is it cool to see all the dogs walk, it is even better to know all the things the Humane Society of Broward County does for South Florida.
It has been a pleasure for me to volunteer for such a healthy organization that does so much for the community. I plan to continue to walk for the animals for many more years.
~Carey Morgan, Walk for the Animals Co-Chair
Why do I walk for the animals? As the dog mom of a 15-year-old rescue, it’s a no-brainer! The Humane Society of Broward County is more than just a shelter: it’s a collection of incredibly dedicated employees and volunteers doing wonderful things for the community and beyond -- from sheltering and aiding animals in need to arranging responsible pet adoptions and educating the community about respect and kindness to all animals. And because HSBC relies solely on donations from the community, I want to do my part to support their efforts.
~Leslie Puro, Walk for the Animals Co-Chair
I walk for my baby, Simon, who we adopted from HSBC in June of 2002. He has been our joy for over 16 years. He is Mom’s first grandchild and our first love. I walk for HSBC who shelters, nurtures and cares for pets like mine while they wait for their furever family. I walk for the animals.
~Wendy Cohen, Walk for the Animals Committee Member
I walk for the animals because it is a simple way to make a big difference to better their lives. All it takes is a little TLC to help these homeless animals. It is extremely rewarding to be involved with the Humane Society of Broward County. All of the staff and volunteers work tirelessly and selflessly day in and day out to help provide shelter, aid, nutrition and love to these unconditionally loving animals. With the funds received from the Walk, HSBC is able to continue doing all of these things as well as providing education and resources to the public - all for the end goal to be finding these animals their forever homes.
~Alexandra Missan, Walk for the Animals Committee Member
I participate in the Walk for the Animals because it fills my heart to know I’m helping abused and homeless animals find a home. To commune with literally hundreds of other people who share the same goal is truly rewarding. Animal lovers are a special “breed” of people and the type of people I prefer to share my time and energy with.
As a major fundraiser for the Humane Society of Broward County, the Walk is not only raising funds to provide shelter, aid and responsible adoptions for homeless animals, they are also using those funds to educate the community about respect and kindness to all animals. I cannot think of a more worthwhile cause!
~ Richard Goodnight, Walk for the Animals Committee Member
I walk because it's a small way that I can give back. You get donations from everyone you know and then you get to come out and celebrate with like-minded people and their pets. Yes, mostly dogs but you never know who might show up - a cat, a pig! It is just a lot of fun for a good cause. The picture is Lola and Beanie enjoying a sniff stop during the walk!
The Humane Society of Broward County is making every effort to put precautions in place to protect our participants, staff, volunteers and animals due to COVID-19. Because of the uncertainty of this virus, we reserve the right to make changes to our Walk day activities if we feel it is necessary to avoid putting anyone at potential risk of exposure or danger of any kind. We respect and appreciate our participants, and ask for your understanding as we prioritize safety for all involved.