Compassion isn’t cancelled – and neither is our 2020 Annual Companion Walk for Animals!
As we continue to work together to overcome this challenging time, we have decided to make our Annual Companion Walk for animals a VIRTUAL experience, allowing us to stay connected in our commitment to help the animals of Central Minnesota.
What is a Virtual Walk?
A virtual walk means after you fundraise you get to walk on your own time and at your own pace! Suggested walk time is Saturday, September 12th @ 10:00am. Walk around the block with friends, in your backyard, or even on your treadmill. While we won’t be walking side-by-side this year, our love for animals will continue to unite us!
Tag yourself in our Facebook Event for a chance to win prizes using the hashtags #stillwalkingforTCHS and making #stridesforanimals.
This year's virtual theme is CALLING ALL SUPERHEROES! So grab your kids and pets and dress them in their favorite superhero costume for your walk. Post your pictures on our Facebook event and be entered to win prizes.
You’re fundraising because you care and truly want to make a difference in the lives of animals, and for that we want to say “YOU ARE A SUPERHERO” by offering these prize opportunities.
Gifts for All Qualifying Walkers:
Click here for extra-fun ways to win even more prizes!
Post a picture(s) of yourself walking for TCHS in our Facebook event! Tag yourself and get entered for a raffle prize!
Post a picture of you, your kids, and/or your pets in superhero costumes on our Facebook event. Tag yourself and get entered to win a raffle prize!
Find one of our themed painted rocks throughout St. Cloud and post a picture on our Facebook event. You guessed it—tag yourself and get entered to win a raffle prize!
Get your name/logo on marketing materials, T-shirts, and more. Benefits and details are on the Sponsorship Tiers form at this link. Show the community your business is pet-friendly and that kindness is not cancelled! Sponsorship tiers: $500, $1,000, $1500 & $2,000
Promote your business, especially if your product or service is pet-related! Hundreds of walkers will browse your website through links on our marketing platforms. You can promote your business with special coupons, giveaways and/or discounts for walkers if you would like. Download form at this link.
Silent Auction Items: We are looking for a wide variety of items, both pet-related and non-pet-related to make this year’s silent auction a huge success!
Prizes: We are looking for gift cards or other items as prizes for walkers and/or top fundraising teams.
Download the form at this link.
Why the Walk is Important:
Each year, the Society provides services for over 3,000 animals. Each pet is evaluated, examined, given appropriate vaccinations and dewormings, spayed/neutered, treated for ailments and injuries as needed, and given lots of TLC. There is no time limit for pets in our care, and provided they pass our health and behavior screening, they will remain in our care as long as necessary to find the perfect match. On average, pets are adopted in less than ten days, and we regularly place well over 90% of the pets that enter our doors in homes—amazing for an open-admission animal shelter!
This fundraising event is vital for us to continue providing these important services to pets in need. It is also a really good opportunity for pet-lovers to unite and celebrate the human-animal bond - virtually!
UPDATE: FACE COVERINGS ARE NOW REQUIRED INSIDE THE SHELTER. To do our best to ensure the safety of our customers, staff, and volunteers amid COVID-19 concerns, we are handling adoptions and viewing by appointment only. Please call us at 320-252-0896 to schedule an appointment. Thank you for understanding, and stay safe. More