May 1, 2010
More than 10,000 animals lovers converged in Golden Valley to raise more than $1 million dollars to support the programs and services of Animal Humane Society at the 36th annual Walk for Animals. And, those animal lovers were joined by their more than 5,000 pets including dogs, cats, ferrets, goats, rabbits and a few Guinea pigs.
“We are overwhelmed by the tremendous support of the community whose contributions sustain us for the year. We are humbled by their generosity and trust of the work of we do,” said Janelle Dixon, president/CEO of Animal Humane Society. “We literally could not do what we do for animals without the partnership of the community.”
What started as a small gathering of about 300 animal supporters in 1974 has grown to a record-breaking attendance in 2010. Last year, an estimated 8,000 people and 4,000 animals attended.
Animal Humane Society is an independent, non-profit organization with locations in Buffalo, Coon Rapids, Golden Valley, St. Paul and Woodbury.
The Walk for Animals supports the programs and services of Animal Humane Society where nearly 35,000 unwanted, homeless, and neglected animals each year.