Maryland’s SPCA Festival for Animals goes virtual to support pets in need of homes

Maryland’s Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ ‘Festival for the Animals’ kicks off tomorrow virtually.

From September 9 to September 26, pet parents are encouraged to grab their pet for a ‘classic walkathon’ and help the SPCA unlock $65,000 in donations.

Due to the pandemic, this year’s event will be virtual.

“Take 3,000 steps a day—representing every pet adopted annually—by walking, running, or playing with your furry friend,” the Maryland SPCA states. “Every mile we complete together will unlock $100 in donations. If we reach our goal of 650 miles, the Maryland SPCA will unlock a total of $65,000. ”

Pet parents can submit their steps on Maryland’s SPCA ‘Festival for Animals’ page beginning tomorrow September 9.”

Those who go out walking can also take some photos of themselves and their pets for the Maryland SPCA’s Festival Tails photo contest on Facebook! They can email photos to or use #FestivalForTheAnimals on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Those who participate and fundraise or donate at least $40 will get an event t-shirt.

Since 1995, the festival has been a Maryland tradition celebrating the bond between humans and animals.

Joining the walk will help raise $65,000 for pets in need of a home

For more tips on fundraising to help pets in need in Maryland, click here.


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