All paws on deck for this Saturday’s Paws for Peace Walk 2016! Take a fun stroll through Blue Jacket Park with your whole family – furry and not so furry – help raise awareness for TWO great causes; Harbor House of Central Florida and Paws For Peace Kennel at Harbor House! (Details below)
When thinking of a Survivor of domestic abuse most only think of the humans affected, particularly the small ones. In this country, a woman is battered by her partner every 15 seconds. What happens to the family pet(s) in this situation? Enter: Paws For Peace Kennel.
After years of planning and fundraising, Harbor House of Central Florida’s Paws for Peace Kennel officially opened on December 6, 2012. It is a 1,500 square foot state of the art facility located on site at Harbor House’s confidential Emergency Shelter, which features grooming area, exam room, 20 kennels (for dogs and cats), and space for other smaller, pocket pets such as hamsters, ferrets and birds.
Day to day operations are supported by the annual Paws For Peace Walk as well as by donor contributions throughout the year. Harbor House is the only shelter in Central Florida with an on site kennel for pets, ensuring no family member is left behind in an abusive home.
How can YOU
participate? Register your human and/or anipal family here: harborhousefl.com/pawswalk
! 100% of the proceeds from this walk will go to fund Survivors and their pets staying in Harbor House of Central Florida’s Safe Short Term Housing.
What: Paws For Peace 2016 Walk
Where: Blue Jacket Park
(North corner of General Rees Avenue and Lower Park Road)
Map: 2501 General Rees Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32814
When: Saturday, April 23rd, 2016
Registration opens at 8am, the Walk begins at 9am.