Walk For The Animals Returns To WPB Feb. 23

Participants can help save homeless, abandoned and injured animals in need by registering for Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s 18th annual Barry Crown Walk for the Animals on Saturday, Feb. 23 at a new walk location — the Meyer Amphitheatre, located at 105 Evernia Street in West Palm Beach.

The pet-friendly walk begins at 9 a.m. with check-in and registration, live entertainment and a free breakfast. At 10:15 a.m., after opening ceremonies, participants will enjoy a scenic walk along the West Palm Beach waterfront down Flagler Drive.

As walkers complete the one-mile route, they’ll enjoy pet costume contests with prize baskets. Categories include Best Dressed, Most Creative, Owner/Pet Look-A-Like and Best in Show. There will also be live entertainment, local vendors and a silent auction and raffle area with great prizes. The event concludes at noon.

Participants are encouraged to pre-register to walk and form teams. Each registrant who raises at least $35 will receive a free T-shirt and a special gift for their pet. Plus, many other fundraising opportunities will earn incentives. Awards will be given out that day for the top team fundraiser and runner up.

“Our Walk for the Animals has grown tremendously over the years, and we are very excited to have this year’s walk in downtown West Palm Beach at the Meyer Amphitheatre,” said Rich Anderson, executive director/CEO of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. “As a nonprofit that receives no city, state or federal government funding, Peggy Adams relies on community support to help us provide services to tens of thousands of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens every year. We are extremely grateful to all of those who get involved in this event.”

The walk is presented by Hill’s Pet Nutrition. Other sponsors include Nozzle Nolen Pest Control, Scenthound, One & All, and Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart and Shipley.

To learn more about the walk, or for sponsorship opportunities, visit www.walkwithpeggy.org or call (561) 530-6057.