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Dogs in Tutus, Cats on Leashes and Goats in Dresses Joined with 2,000 Guests for the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s 13th Annual Barry Crown Walk for the Animals

March 23, 2014

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Joy Humphries
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League
561.472.8873
j.humphries@peggyadams.org

 

Dogs in Tutus, Cats on Leashes and Goats in Dresses Joined with 2,000 Guests for the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s 13th Annual Barry Crown Walk for the Animals

 

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (March 14, 2014)—Big dogs, little dogs, cats, kittens and even a goat joined more than 2,000 guests at the 13th Annual Barry Crown Walk For the Animals, benefitting Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, at Downtown at the Gardens on March 8, 2014. This year’s event raised over $141,537 in donations, a 18,500 increase from the 2013 event. This free, family-friendly event is the League’s largest public fundraising event of the year.

 

“Thanks to the amazing support of our sponsors and the tremendous fundraising efforts of participants – individuals and teams – this event continues to grow each year,” said Rich Anderson, Executive Director/CEO of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. “We receive no government funding so events like this raise the dollars needed to provide critical services for the animals that need it most in our community.”

 

The winning fundraising team, the Avengers, generated over $18,500 in donations. Lisa Walker brought in the most donations as an individual, raising $1,915.

 

Dressed to impress, dogs, cats and the goat were adorned in tutus, hats, dresses, sunglasses and more for the pet costume contests. Prizes worth over $250 were awarded to Best Dressed, Most Creative, Owner/Pet Look-A-Like and Best in Show. The contest was emceed by Jennifer Ross of 97.9 WRMF

 

The event also featured a one-mile walk with pets, animal adoptions, dog agility demonstrations, a celebrity pet wash sponsored by Pet Groomerie, silent auction and raffle, vendor boutiques, complimentary breakfast by Whole Foods, and complimentary coffee by Paris in Town Le Bistro and Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizza.

 

The goal of Walk for the Animals is to bring awareness to animal welfare. Proceeds benefit spay/neuter services, medical care, shelter for lost, homeless and neglected animals, and community education.

 

The 13th Annual Barry Crown Walk for the Animals is presented by Hill’s Science Diet. Nozzle Nolen is the Silver Paws Sponsor and other supporting sponsors include Laurie Raber Gottlieb and Steven M. Gottlieb, Lesly Smith, Petco Foundation, Very Important Paws, Flagler Bank, Sandy and Bill Meyer, Digital Risk, Schumacher Subaru, Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA, Military Brake and Alignment, Donald Ross Animal Hospital, Whole Foods, Paris In Town Le Bistro, Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizza, Pet Groomerie, ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance and DogsLife Photography.

 

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About Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

Our mission is to provide shelter to lost, homeless, and unwanted animals; to furnish medical and other services for the care of companion animals; to care for, protect, and find quality homes for homeless and neglected animals; to advocate animal welfare, community involvement and education to further the bond between people and animals, for the mutual benefit of both. In 2013, we provided services to more than 30,000 animals. For more information, visit www.peggyadams.org.

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