Wisconsin Humane Society Pet Walks Going Virtual!
WISCONSIN – The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) announced today that their annual Pet Walks in Milwaukee and Green Bay are going virtual due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns. With uncertainty surrounding mass gatherings in the coming months, the organization determined it was best to shift to an online format. Pet Walk Green Bay is Saturday, June 7 and Pet Walk Milwaukee is Saturday, June 20. The fundraisers annually raise about $300,000 for animals in need.
Instead of gathering in a park, WHS is waiving all Pet Walk registration fees and inviting participants to join them for a digital kickoff online, followed by a run or walk through your own neighborhood -- or on a treadmill. Their “vendor village,” which is traditionally represented by area businesses with event booth space, is being replaced by an online marketplace of all the businesses that support the event.
“While we don’t know what the future holds for all community events this summer,” said Anne Reed, President & CEO of WHS, “we know one thing for sure: love for our pets will always endure, and support of our work means that we’ll be able to continue to meet the ongoing needs of animals in our community.”
Generous sponsors make WHS’s 2020 Pet Walks possible. Those include:
Milwaukee sponsors: Petco Foundation, WISN TV, Energy 106.9, VCA Animal Hospitals, FIS, Fromm Family Foods, Andrew Automotive Group, Glaisner Family Foundation, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, Hill's Pet Nutrition, Holz Motors, Inc., IBEW Local 494, Elanco, Foley & Lardner LLP, Von Briesen & Roper, WVRC (Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center), Hupy & Abraham, and Summerfest.
Green Bay sponsors: Capital Credit Union, WFRV, Star 98, Carnivore Meat Company, Petco Foundation, Green Bay Packers, Hill's Pet Nutrition, Krueger International, Inc, Community First Credit Union, and Fromm Family Foods.
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- Friday, April 17, 2020
- For immediate release
- Media Contact: Angela Speed