Every year, the Maryland SPCA holds an event called The March for the Animals. It’s a fun walk fundraiser where you can bring your dogs, find one for adoption, and just have a good time. It’s their largest fundraiser of the year, the one they depend on to keep everything going really. I’ve been taking part in this for years. I’ve taken a year or two off before, just because I wasn’t around. A few years I even had a team and hosted a bowling event to try and raise more money, and sold Orioles tickets too. As you can see, I take this seriously! I love animals and it breaks my heart to see them in shelters, just waiting for someone to take them home. But if I can make that stay a little better, I’ll do it. Not only that, but they help with spay/neuter programs as well, to help those who might not have the money keep their pets from bringing even more animals into the world. They really do a lot, which means every $1 raised really does help. Here’s a little more info about the MD SPCA.
The Maryland SPCA is an independent, nonprofit organization that works to improve the lives of pets and people in Maryland. The Maryland SPCA receives no operating support from the government or other animal welfare groups including the ASPCA. The Maryland SPCA is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of animals in Baltimore and the surrounding area. In addition to adoption and lost pet services, we offer a multitude of programs and services for the community and for residents who already own a pet.
My goal this year is $500 and as of right now I’ve raised $175! You can donate securely online via my fundraising page. The March for the Animals is on April 24th so I still have plenty of time to raise as much money as I can for them! Oh and another thing they’re doing this year is Paws to Remember:
Commemorative placards will be hung around the course at Druid Hill Park at the March for the Animals on April 24, 2016, to acknowledge your special memorial donation(s) of $10 or more. There’s no limit to the number of placards you can purchase to be displayed at the event, and you will be able to remove your placard at the event to take home with you.
Granted, if you’re not local you won’t be able to take the placard home with you, but it’s a different way to donate. You can learn more here. If this is an option you want to use and you need my full name, just contact me and I’ll help you out!
I want to thank everyone in advance who either donates or just spreads the word. It all helps, believe me! Please feel free to share this post as much as you want! Or just my donation page link.