Kids for Paws contest a success!

June 6, 2011 at 11:33 am Leave a comment

We hosted our first Kids for Paws contest in May for kids ages 6 – 13 to raise money for the Spay/Neuter Clinic. Kids requested donations online asking people to “vote” for them for $1 per vote. 16 kids participated, raising over $6,000 for the animals. Madison Morrow was the contest winner, bringing in $2500. Second place was Zoe Antinori with $633, and third was Cooper Martin with $527.

12 year old Maggie Fitzsimmons contacted us with the idea for the contest. When asked why she wanted to do this, Maggie said: “Well, I’ve been thinking about helping somehow, giving back to the community.  And I love dogs.”

The contest culminated in an event at Seaplane Basin Park on Davis Islands on June 4. Families and their pets enjoyed a bounce house, face painting, kid-friendly vendors, food, entertainment and games.

Our next fundraising event is the Stride for Strays walkathon on October 23. Maggie hopes to participate and is forming a team for kids. “Last year, I went to the Stride, but I didn’t really make a difference because I’m just a kid,” said Maggie. “This year, we are going to be a team called Kids for Paws.”

Thanks to all of these wonderful children for raising this much-needed money for the animals!


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