WALK FOR THE ANIMALS – A GREAT SUCCESS! Animal lovers raise more than $130,000 for the Seattle Humane Society
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 23, 2012
More than 1,000 animal lovers and their dogs gathered at Seattle Humane Society’s 10th annual Walk for the Animals at University Village's FidoFEST on Sunday, Sept. 23 raising more than $130,000 for the animals! These life-saving funds will help Seattle Humane continue to provide food, shelter, and medical care to thousands of pets in need in our community. Donations can still be made at seattlehumane.org/walk.
The top fundraiser in the 12 and under age group was Grace Nieman who raised $690 for the animals. In the 13 and over category Ruth FJellman raised $1,660. The highest fundraising team was Michele's Pets, formed in memory of the late Michele Vivona, a Seattle Humane Society board member and avid animal lover who passed away suddenly last year. Michele's Pets raised an incredible $7,080 for the animals! After the Walk, the fun continued at FidoFEST – a celebration of all things dog that also benefited Seattle Humane.
Walk for the Animals was presented by Safeway and supported by Carter Subaru. Special thanks to our media sponsors KOMO Newsradio, KOMO 4 News, 570 KVI, and STAR 101.5.
About the Seattle Humane Society Seattle Humane Society has been awarded the coveted 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity evaluator for the fourth consecutive year! Founded in 1897 to bring people and pets together, Seattle Humane Society provides incredible companion animals for adoption 7 days a week, pet workshops and training, a pet food bank, a low-fee spay/neuter surgery program, humane teen club, a visiting pets program and more.
13212 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA 98005 | Main: (425) 641-0080 | Fax: (425) 747-2985 | seattlehumane.org