About Walk for the Animals 2024

Saturday, October 5th at Margaret Pace Park at 8:30 AM​

As the leaves change and the air cools, there is no better way to spend a fall day than walking with your beloved pets and fellow animal lovers. There is something for everyone.


-Halloween themed walk

-Fun activities for pets and their families


-Prizes for best-costume for pets, individual and pack

All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting the Humane Society of Greater Miami and the animals that are and will be in their care. 

​Register today and make a difference in the lives of our animals!


Starts at:  October 5, 2024 7:30 AM
Ends at:  October 5, 2024 11:00 AM


Margaret Pace Park
1745 North Bayshore Drive
Miami,FL 33132 USA


Christine Goldman

Why Participate in Walk for the Animals?

When you walk the Animals win!

Participating in the "Walk for the Animals" is not just about taking a stroll with or without your furry friend-it's about making a meaningful impact in the lives of countless animals in need. Here are some reasons to walk with us:

1. Support Animal Welfare

By joining the walk, you are directly contributing to the welfare of animals in our community. The funds raised from this event go towards providing food, medical care, shelter, and adoption services for homeless and neglected animals.

2. Raise Awareness

Your participation helps raise awareness about the importance of animal welfare and the critical issues facing animals today. By walking with us, you become an advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves.

3. Community Engagement

The "Walk for the Animals" is a great opportunity to come together with fellow animal lovers and advocates. It's a fun and family-friendly event where you can meet new people, share experiences, and build a stronger, more compassionate community.

4. Promote Physical and Mental Health

Walking is a great way to stay active and healthy. This event encourages participants to get outdoors, enjoy nature, and engage in physical activity, which is beneficial for both mental and physical well-being.

5. Celebrate Your Pets

If you have pets, this is the perfect event to celebrate the joy they bring to your life. Bring your furry friends along for the walk, and enjoy a day dedicated to them and all the animals in our care.

6. Fun and Festivities

The "Walk for the Animals" is not just a walk—it's a celebration! Enjoy various activities, food, music, and entertainment throughout the day. It's a wonderful outing for individuals, families, and friends.

7. Make a Difference

Every step you take and every dollar you raise has a direct impact on the lives of animals. Your involvement helps us provide essential services, such as spaying/neutering, vaccinations, and emergency medical care, and supports our efforts to find loving homes for every animal.

8. Get a Cool T-Shirt

All participants receive an event t-shirt as a thank you for their support. Wear it proudly to show your commitment to animal welfare and to remember the special day.

How Your Support Makes a Difference

Participating in the "Walk for the Animals" event can significantly impact the Humane Society of Greater Miami in multiple ways. Here’s how your involvement can make a difference:

Financial Support:

1.    Fundraising: The primary goal of the walk is to raise funds for the shelter. Registration fees, sponsorships, and donations collected by participants contribute directly to the shelter’s budget, helping to cover operating expenses, medical care, and other necessities for the animals.

Raising Awareness:

1.    Public Visibility: The event brings attention to the Humane Society of Greater Miami’s mission, highlighting the importance of animal welfare and the need for community support. Increased visibility can lead to more adoptions, donations, and volunteer sign-ups.

2.    Education: Participants can learn more about the shelter's work and the broader issues of animal welfare, which they can then share with others, spreading awareness even further.

Community Building:

1.    Engaging the Community: The walk fosters a sense of community among animal lovers and advocates. It provides a platform for people to come together for a common cause, strengthening the community’s bond with the shelter.

2.    Volunteer Recruitment: Such events often attract new volunteers who may continue to support the shelter through regular volunteering efforts.

Encouraging Adoptions:

1.    Showcasing Animals: The event is an excellent opportunity to showcase some of the animals available for adoption. Participants might meet and fall in love with an animal in our Adoption Arena, on the day of the walk, leading to new adoptions.

2.    Success Stories: Participants who have previously adopted from the shelter can share their positive experiences, encouraging others to consider adoption.

Promoting Health and Wellness:

1.    Physical Activity: The walk promotes a healthy lifestyle for participants and their pets, aligning with the Humane Society of Greater Miami's mission of promoting the overall well-being of animals.

2.    Mental Health: Engaging in a charitable activity can boost participants' mental health, knowing they are contributing to a worthy cause.
Strengthening Partnerships:

1.    Local Business Support: The event can draw support from local businesses that may provide sponsorships, goods, or services. This strengthens the shelter’s ties within the community and builds lasting partnerships.

By participating in the "Walk for the Animals," you are directly contributing to the financial stability and operational success of the shelter, while also promoting a culture of compassion and care for animals within the community.

Thank you for your support!