7th Annual Paws for Peace Walk for Harbor House of Central Florida
Join Harbor House of Central Florida, Orange County’s only 24/7 certified domestic violence shelter, at its 7th Annual Paws for Peace Walk on Saturday, April 22, to raise awareness of the life-saving support this non-profit organization provides to domestic abuse survivors, their families, and their pets.
What: A fun and leisurely stroll for pets, their families and friends, Paws for Peace is an annual fundraising event that supports Harbor House and its Paws for Peace Kennel. The kennel recently expanded which allows more survivors to bring their pets when they leave their homes. Harbor House has the only onsite kennel for the pets of domestic abuse survivors in Central Florida. The walk is a family-friendly event and will feature bounce houses, music and a train ride for children, as well as free custard samples.
When: Saturday, April 22 at 9:00AM
Registration: 8:00 – 9:00AM; Walk 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Where: Blue Jacket Park in Baldwin Park (North corner of General Rees Ave. and Lower Park Road)
2501 General Rees Avenue, Orlando, FL 32802
Parking is onsite and complimentary.
Why: Paws for Peace Kennel ensures no family member is left behind in an abusive home, and allows children of survivors to maintain contact with their pets while staying in the safety of the shelter.
- 48% of survivors delay leaving an abusive situation for fear that their pets will be harmed.
- 88% of pets living in domestic violence homes are abused.
- 100% of the proceeds of this walk will go towards survivor services and kennel operations
Who: The event is open to teams and individuals and is great for families.
How: Teams and individuals are welcome. Registration is available at http://pawswalk2017.kintera.org.
General Registration: $20 donation (includes a free t-shirt and doggie bandana)
Children 12 and under: No charge
Harbor House of Central Florida is Orange County’s only state-certified domestic violence center. It provides safe shelter, a 24-hour crisis hotline, counseling, legal advocacy and justice for thousands of domestic violence survivors and their children each year. Harbor House works to prevent and eliminate domestic abuse in Central Florida by providing critical life-saving services to survivors, implementing and advancing best practices, and educating and engaging the community in a united front. For more information, please visit https://www.harborhousefl.com/. Follow the organization on social media through Facebook at Harbor House of Central Florida; Twitter @HarborHouseFL; and YouTube at HarborHouseFL.