As of 10 p.m. last night the fundraiser had received an impressive $205,499, surpassing their $200,000 goal quite nicely — according to the event website. We’ll update as the tally is finalized. Keep in mind it’s never too late to donate to the MDSPCA, the independent organization that receives no government funding, yet adopts out more than 3,000 unwanted pets each year. The MDSPCA also educates the community to reduce pet abandonment, offering behavior counseling and training and affordable spay/neuter services. Miss the activity-packed Druid Hill event this year? Take a quick photo tour below. And consider registering next spring to walk the lovely 1.5-mile loop that affords Maryland’s dogs and cats in need a — sorry, I can’t resist — new leash on life.
UPDATE: Tina Regester of the MDSPCA sent this afternoon the following message: “Happy to share that the 18th annual March for the Animals raised $355,000 to help save homeless pets! This is an increase over last year. The day after last year’s walk, we were at $330K, eventually making it to $343K after receiving some donations after the event. So, we’re optimistic that today’s total may increase some. It seemed like everyone really had a fun time.”
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