Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL), Arizona’s oldest and largest no-kill shelter, is proud to announce that, thanks to hundreds of participating walkers, it raised more than $105,000 at its 22nd annual Walk to Save Animals on Saturday, November 7. Taking place in a virtual format for the first time during the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020’s Walk to Save Animals surpassed goals to raise funds for homeless, sick and injured pets.
While activities took place from a social distance in 2020, Walk to Save Animals fun still occurred in full force online. Pre and post-walk activities included:
· * An online yoga warmup to get stretched and ready for the walk ahead.
· * A kickoff with a conch shell blow to signify the start of the event.
· * The Doggie Dating Game, where four of AAWL’s most eligible adoptable dogs strutted their stuff for potential pet owners.
· * The Blessing of the Animals, bringing special energy to the dogs, cats and critters that make the work of AAWL and its donors worth it.
· * The Virtual Alumni Parade, where AAWL adopters “paraded” their AAWL alumni pets in a virtual video slideshow.
· * The Virtual Marketplace. Virtual exhibitors sold pet products and services, all benefitting AAWL. Exhibitors included Pet Planet, RunBuddy Mobile, Animal Medical and Surgical Center, JC Printing, Walter Station Brewery, CBIZ, Raising Cane’s, Chapman BMX on Camelback, Desert Financial Credit Union, Champion Petfoods, Canidae, The Honest Kitchen, Instinct Food, Company of Animals, WellPet, Merrick, Barkworthies, Grandma Lucy’s and Nulo.
If you missed the Walk to Save Animals, it’s not too late to donate! Visit aawl.org/medicalmiraclefund to donate to the lifesaving care of animals in Arizona and throughout the southwest.