Houston SPCA’s iWalk for Animals Funds Protection & Rescue Efforts for All Animals
Be Part of the Movement and “walk where you are” on Sunday, November 11 at Sunset
The Houston SPCA announces its second annual iWalk for Animals, a lifesaving venture that encourages animal-lovers across Houston and around the globe to “walk where they are” at sunset on Sunday, November 11 to help give orphaned, abused and neglected animals a second chance at life. Walkers are urged to gather with friends and family, with or without their pets, at sunset on November 11 at a location of their choice to support the protection and rescue efforts of all animals in the greater Houston area. Participants can register at iWALKforAnimals.org, individually or as teams, to help the voiceless victims of animal cruelty and neglect. Raise $100 or more and receive a limited edition iWalk for Animals t-shirt. Fundraising tips may be found online at iWALKforAnimals.org. “We are very excited about the flexibility of the iWalk,” explained Patricia Mercer, president of the Houston SPCA. “We understand people are especially busy these days. With the iWalk, we want to offer a new, refreshing opportunity for people who love animals to enjoy a simple outdoor activity—wherever they are—while raising money to support animal protection and rescue. Participants do not have to go far, but the dollars they raise will have a profound impact on the thousands of animals in need of our help.”The iWalk goal of $350,000 will help support the many life-saving programs of the Houston SPCA, including placement of all healthy animals, cruelty investigations, disaster relief efforts, the area’s only 24-Hour Injured Animal Rescue Ambulance, spay/neuter, humane education and more. Committed to all animals, the Houston SPCA provided services last year to more than 100,000 animals. For additional information and to register for the iWalk, visit iWALKforAnimals.org or email iWALK@houstonspca.org.
About the Houston SPCA
The mission of the Houston SPCA is to promote commitment to and respect for all animals and to free animals from suffering, abuse and exploitation. For more than 88 years, the Houston SPCA has been an open door, a safe haven and defender for all animals. For more information, call 713.869.SPCA or visit our web site at www.houstonspca.org.
The 2nd Annual iWalk for Animals – a “walk where you are event” where people and their pets walk alone, together at their homes with friends or with co-workers at their places of business while raising money for the Houston SPCA to give orphaned, abused and neglected animals a second chance at life. Last year over 450 people registered to participate in the inaugural iWalk event, from Oregon to New York, raising over $300,000 for the Houston SPCA.
Pet lovers and their animals around the world. The Houston SPCA has tens of thousands of fans (over 60,000 supporters on a traditional mailing list; over 47,000 on an email list; more than 24,000 Facebook fans) from as far as Romania, South Africa, England and Denmark.
Anytime on Sunday, November 11, 2012.
Anywhere. Animal lovers can walk with their pets alone, together at home with friends and family or with co-workers at their places of business.
All of the money raised helps support the Houston SPCA’s life-saving programs and services. Top fundraisers are awarded prizes and any registered participants who raise over $100 receive a limited edition iWalk T-shirt.
Meera Nandlal with Houston SPCA:
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