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Animal Assisted Therapy Program

Walk for the Animals 2021

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Thank you for visiting our team Walk for the Animals fundraising page!

As COVID-19 continues to impact our society, the Humane Society of Broward County needs your help now, more than ever before. This unforeseen circumstance has reminded us that connection and advocacy within the community is crucial. 

For over 30 years, the Walk for the Animals has served as the Humane Society of Broward County's largest annual fundraiser. By donating to the Walk, you are helping thousands of animals that come through their doors each year. Every dollar supports them as they provide veterinary care, food, shelter and much much more to every animal they see.

We hope you will consider donating to the Walk and supporting the tremendous work of the Humane Society of Broward County.

Support your local Humane Society. They support the people and pets of our community.

See why so many of us Walk each year...

On February 14, 2018 when a tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School claimed the lives of 17 innocent victims, the Canines for Community Resilience dog teams were onsite in the Parkland schools and community the next day. Our Canines for Community Resilience dog teams who are specifically trained to participate in traumatic situations and are proficient in being able to tolerate, adapt and cope with the physical and emotional stress of critical incidents were invaluable in providing unconditional love, encouraging resilience, providing comfort and effective, safe mental support to the impacted community. Our teams worked side by side first responders, school psychologists, families, students, faculty, teachers and the community at large to help reduce a painful range of emotions and responses experienced by the people exposed to this high stress and traumatic event.

Additionally, our Animal Assisted Therapy program uses volunteers and their companion animals to provide social therapy to comfort children and adults with special needs or those experiencing life’s stresses. The benefit of using pets is that animals, in general, and companion animals more commonly, are regarded by many as “man’s best friend.”  Animals provide people with unconditional love and nonjudgmental acceptance and companionship. They serve as catalysts for social interaction and as bridges to interpersonal communication and attachment.  Some of our outstanding community programs include our Wags & Tales Reading program which helps children with reading difficulties become better readers by providing a therapy dog for them to read to. This program is exclusively partnered with Broward County Public Schools and Broward County Public Libraries and encourages children to read out loud in a non-judgemental, safe environment to a therapy dog.

In 2019 our AAT team raised over $20,000.00! Please help us exceed this amount for Walk 2020! Every year Animal Assisted Therapy Volunteers, their friends, family and of course therapy animals join us for our annual Walk for the Animals. This coming year is no exception...we need YOUR support!

The Animal Assisted Therapy Pack will be registering again this year and your support is needed. Although it is not mandatory that you help to raise funds for the Walk, what better way to help our shelter animals then to raise some money, get your friends & family involved, solicit businesses and others to help with our cause. You can raise money even if you can't join us at the Walk itself and you can begin right now!

If you are interested in being part of the Animal Assisted Therapy pack, you will need to individually raise a minimum of $150.00 to be eligible for goodies.

Every dollar is truly appreciated. It's never too early to begin!

Check out our website for more details or email me at We are looking forward to your participation!

Over the past 25+ years the Walk for the Animals has raised millions of dollars. In 2012, the Walk for the Animals raised $530,000 net! Funds raised from the Walk helped over 10,000 animals find new and loving forever homes.

The Humane Society of Broward County is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and relies on the generosity of our community and companies to fund our operations and programs budget. We do not get funding from the government, United Way or any other national or local organizations with similar names.

Please help us by JOINING our team or SUPPORTING us with a donation. Any amount is greatly appreciated. 


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