Under a perfectly clear blue sky with a perfect 70 degree temperature, thousands of furry paws and the humans who love them, stepped out for the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League's 12th Annual Barry Crown Walk for the Animals. And it all happened Saturday at Downtown at the Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens.
It was a day for the dogs and everything doggie; catering to the most discriminating canine taste one might add. There were canine vendors with treats, plastic tubs to take a quick canine dip, contests for dogs who wanted to dress up, first aid instructions, dog washes, and all things "pawsome" known to dogs.
Festivities began at 9:00 with breakfast supplied by Whole Foods, coffee served by Paris in Town, Le Bistro and lots of volunteers helping dogs and humans - all enjoy a day of fundraising and meeting new friends. Seventy-five teams with sponsored walkers enjoyed the one-mile stroll around the scenic lake. Then it was off to grooming, photo shoots by DogsLifePhotography, and a fun filled morning contest with such prestigious canine categories as:
- Best dressed
- Most creative
- Owner/Pet Look-A-Like
- Best in Show
Every year the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, the Humane Society of the Palm Beaches save over 20,000 cats, dogs, kittens, and puppies. The organization offers spay and neuter programs, vaccination clinics, education and care for homeless pets - all with the ultimate vision to find loving homes for all adoptable animals so that no animal will have to be euthanized due to overpopulation.
The organization's goal this year has been to raise $130,000 to help provide all of the services necessary to help the animals in Palm Beach County. So far approximately $118,000 has been raised, but it's not over yet. The organization is still accepting donations from the teams or anyone who wants to help. Please click here for more information.
If you missed the Walk for the Animals this year, be sure to plan to attend next year. The event is guaranteed to lift your spirits and witness first hand why God made dogs.
Cat lovers -please don't despair. Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League brought along a litter of "pawsome" kittens available for adoption.
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