8th Annual Paws For Peace Walk
The Paws for Peace Walk – Paws, Peace & Love is a fun and leisurely stroll for families, friends and their pets. Every year, hundreds of participants walk to raise awareness about the impact of domestic abuse on pets and their owners. This year’s walk is Saturday, April 21 at Blue Jacket Park in Orlando.
Harbor House is one of the few domestic violence organizations to have an on-site kennel on its campus. The kennel was an important addition to the shelter nine years ago, because survivors no longer had to make the choice to leave their animal behind. The PAWS Walk raises the necessary funds to keep the kennel in operation; and in turn, keeping pets and their families safe.
One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to fund veterinary and kennel services for survivors’ pets staying in the short-term emergency housing at Harbor House.
Ted Maines, owner of Ted Maines Interiors and philanthropist, and his miniature greyhound, Donatella, are honorary co-chairs of the event for the third year in a row. Past years’ honorary co-chairs include Commissioner Patty Sheehan of the City of Orlando and her brown schnauzer-mix, Sienna; along with George Diaz, Orlando Sentinel sports columnist, and his boxer, Addie; who are anticipated to be on-hand with their teams.
In addition, there’ll be pet vendors with unique animal gifts and services, a pet agility course, a contest for the largest and smallest dog participating in the walk, and a bounce house and face painting for children.
For a $20 donation you get a t-shirt, and a pet bandana. Participants can also donate their pets’ birthday. Children 12 and under walk for free. Registration is open for individuals as well as teams.Register at www.harborhousefl.com or contact Darlene Kaiser at Dkaiser@harborhousefl.com.
Harbor House of Central Florida’s 8th Annual Paws for Peace Walk – Paws, Peace & Love
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Registration begins at 8 a.m.; Walk starts at 9 a.m. at Blue Jacket Park, Baldwin Park, 2501 General Rees Ave, Orlando (north corner of General Rees Ave and Lower Park Road)