The decision to shift the event, which is one of SDHS’s biggest fundraisers of the year, to an online experience was made in response to California’s ‘Stay at Home’ order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. The walk typically attracts more than 5,000 attendees.
“This is the first time in 26 years that participants won’t be walking together,” said SDHS president and CEO Dr. Gary Weitzman. “It was a difficult decision, but we remain committed to creating a more humane San Diego for animals in need. Compassion is more important than ever. Although we’re separated by distance, we hope this virtual event will inspire our community to make a lifesaving difference for animals in need.”
Registration for the virtual event is free. Participants will receive custom Walk for Animals resources designed to help them fundraise to support San Diego Humane Society’s work. On May 2, participants are invited to tune in on social media for the virtual event, and then show their support by walking in their own way: around the block, the backyard or even the living room.
Additional information about the Walk for Animals – San Diego, including how to register, can be found at sdwalkforanimals.org.