By: Chris Brunner

This Saturday, pet lovers and their furry friends can show their support for the Humane Society of Broward County in their 29th Annual Walk for the Animals.

Held on March 2, at Huizenga Park in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, the fun begins with registration opening at 8 a.m. and the 1.25 mile walk through Fort Lauderdale beginning at 10 a.m. Last year enthusiastic walkers raised over $570,000 for the animals – and the goal is even higher this year.

Event Chairs Carey Morgan of Fort Lauderdale and Leslie Puro of Lighthouse Point will be chairing the event, along Jacey Birch of WPLG Local 10 News and DJ’s from local iHeart radio stations – including Big 105.9.

There will be a bounce house and face painting for the younger crowd and dogs can dip in the doggie pools, all while their owners enjoy free pancakes from IHOP and live entertainment.  Participants can also visit sponsor booths and pick up fun items from VCA Animal Hospitals, Purina, Spirit and more.

Sponsors dedicated to the 2019 Walk for the Animals are:  Spirit Airlines, VCA Animal Hospitals, Purina, Tidy Cat, Animal Eye Specialty Clinic, JM Family, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, BB&T, Oasis Outsourcing, All My Sons Moving & Storage, Trupanion, RKD Alpha Dog, Broward Health, Zoetis, Merck Animal Health/Home Again, Brown & Brown Insurance, ACR Electronics, Sun Credit Union, Mobile Pet Imaging, A Paw Above, We Florida Financial, Team National, Perfect Edge Botanicals, Safari Ltd, Scenthound, Jimmy John’s, Publix, IHOP, WPLG Local 10, iHeart Media (Y100, BIG 105.9, 93.9 MIA, 103.5 the Beat, TU 94.9, 610 WIOD) and Mobile Mike.

Parkland residents are welcome to attend. Register the day of the walk or online at www.Walk4theAnimals.com and start collecting donations.

The Humane Society of Broward County is a private non-profit organization made possible by donations from animal enthusiasts. The shelter is not affiliated with any other organization and receives no funding from the state or any national group.  To learn more about the HSBC visit www.humanebroward.com