Walk For Animals Raises Funds For Local Shelter
Grand Island, NE — By walking their dogs more than 100 people raised thousands of dollars for homeless animals Saturday. In its 11th year, the Central Nebraska Humane Society hoped to raise as much as they did at last year's Walk for Animals - $50,000. Dogs, and even some cats, turned out to Pier Park in Grand Island to try to make that happen. They were rewarded with swimming pools and ice cream. The shelter serves more than 2,500 animals a year. Lately, there haven’t been many days when they aren't full. "As we grow and get bigger the funding is always important. The word gets out. They know that we're here to help and so it's always spent directory on our homeless animals," said Laurie Dethloff, executive director of CNHS. About eight of those homeless animals were in attendance, hoping to catch a potential owner's eye. So far, the walk has raised $35,000 this year, but Dethloff said pledges expected to come in in the next few days could get them to their goal.