by Photo courtesy of the San Diego Humane Society

The San Diego Humane Society will host  Walk for Animals— San Diego, the organization’s largest annual fundraiser to celebrate a collective passion for animals while raising funds. 

The event is back in person on May 7 at NTC Park in Liberty Station after holding virtual events the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Every dollar raised will go to the San Diego Humane Society to shelter homeless pets, rescue animals from cruelty and neglect, care for orphaned kittens, provide lifesaving veterinary care, and more.

The organization is 78 percent to its goal of $300,000, according to the SDHS website. 

“The Walk for Animals — San Diego is by far the biggest event we host each year and we are so excited to walk together again in person after holding virtual events in 2020 and 2021,” said Dr. Gary Weitzman, president, and CEO, San Diego Humane Society. “In the coming year, we will care for more than 40,000 animals in need! By joining the Walk for Animals, you'll help give each one the second chance they deserve.”

Morning festivities include a pancake breakfast, a two-mile walk or half-mile walk, activities for dogs, live music, and vendor booths. Dog activities and the Vendor Village will remain until 11 a.m. 

A registration fee of $30 will apply to adults 18 years and older through May 6, and $15 for ages 17 and under. The fee will increase to $40 and $20 respectively on the event day.

A fee of $10 will apply for Individuals who are not attending the walk in-person but are raising funds and walking their own way. The SDHS affectionately calls this group “catnappers”.   

All registered participants will receive a Walk for Animals T-shirt at the event. Cat Nappers will be mailed a T-shirt after the event. 

For more information and to register, visit

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