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January 26, 2011

Walk for the Animals




MIAMI, FL—January 26, 2011-- Walk for the Animals, presented by Pet Supermarket, scheduled for Saturday February 19, 2011 at Bayfront Park (301 North Biscayne Boulevard), Downtown Miami, is an exciting and worthwhile activity for the entire family--and, of course--dogs. The Walk is the Humane Society of Greater Miami’s largest annual community event, attracting over 3,000 people, and the only fundraising walk-a-thon for dogs and their owners in Miami-Dade County.

This year’s Grand Marshall is Miami-Dade County Commissioner Marc D. Sarnoff, Chairman, City Commission, Commissioner – District 2.  We are honored that University of Miami President Donna Shalala is once again serving as Leader of the Pack. The 2011 Walk is dedicated in loving memory of Randy Reed, an animal lover, a dedicated volunteer, and an amazing supporter of the Humane Society of Greater Miami.  NBC6 meteorologist, Ryan Phillips, will emcee the event.

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

 Check-in is at 8:30 am, entertainment from 9:00 am ‘til noon.  The one-mile stroll around the park (with or without a dog) begins at 10 am. The minimum donation for an individual walker is $50.  Or, form a Pack (team) with your family and friends and receive personalized Pack goodies! Big Dog Packs are for walkers 18 and over and Proud Pup Packs for those under 18. The Pack raising the most money will be recognized at the event with a special surprise.  For more Walk information visit www.humanesocietymiami.org, or to register, go to www.firstgiving.com/hsgm

 “Every dollar raised from the Walk goes toward sheltering more than 250 homeless cats and dogs in our care every day. In addition, the funds help support our spay/neuter services, quality adoptions, humane education and pet therapy,” said Emily Marquez-Dulin, Executive Director.

 Walk sponsors include: Pet Supermarket, Florida Power & Light, Boehringer Ingelheim, Ryder Charitable Foundation, Invisible Fence, The Flyer, Dog Poop Bags.com, Pet Heaven, Alpha Dog Marketing, The City of Miami, Underdog Foundation, HandSanitizerStore.com, Miami Obedience Club, Inc., Purina One, Canine Counselors, Pet Point, Doral Center Animal Clinic, Webster Veterinary, Coffee Brake, NBC6, Pepsi, Shutts & Bowen, The Miami Herald, Bank Atlantic, Coconut Grove Bank, Mark Tetro, and 101.5 Lite FM.

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



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