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SPCA Florida 2014 Walk For Animals

SPCA Florida 2014 Walk for Animals

April 12,[masked]:00 a.m. to noon

Lake Mirror Promenade, 121 South Lake Avenue, Lakeland 33801

oin hundreds of two and four-legged fans at SPCA Florida’s 22nd Walk for Animals at Lake Mirror on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Your participation and fundraising at Walk for Animals helps SPCA Florida care for more than 6,000 homeless cats and dogs each year and provide affordable medical treatment to more than 50,000 animals annually. 

The animals are relying on you, who are you walking for this year? Honor the incredible dogs and cats who have touched your life, register today for the 22nd Walk for Animals!


Registration Fee: $25 per person

Online registration:
closes at 5 p.m. on April 11

Day-of registration  begins at 8 a.m.

Save time at the Walk! Turn in your final donations and pick up prizes, t-shirt, day-of program, and event wristband at SPCA Florida on Friday, April 11th from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Walk for Animals begins at 9 a.m. from the Main Stage (in between Hollis Garden and Lakeland Community Theatre)

If you can’t make the April 11th pick-up, please visit the Check-in Tent for your packet beginning at 8 a.m. the day of the Walk, and then swing by the Prize tent for your fundraising goodies. Please note, if you earn additional prizes by turning in more money at the event, you will need to schedule a separate time to pick up those additional prizes.

Event Features

Incentive prizes for fundraising

Awards for top fundraisers, including theme park tickets

Bow Wow Breakfast

Dog agility course

Food and specialty vendors

Live music

Caricatures by Rob Smith, Jr.

Prizes will also be awarded for the Canine Costume Contest (no specific theme this year), Musical Sit, Dog Catcher, and Smooch Your Pooch kissing competition.

Event Emcee

Our 2014 Walk For Animals Emcee is Jen Epstein of Fox 13 Tampa Bay! Jen Epstein is Good Day Tampa Bay's news anchor and traffic reporter. She has worked for Fox 13 for eight years and is proud to live and work in the Sunshine State. She is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia Pennsylvania and doesn't miss a minute of the cold northeast weather. 

Jen adopted her best friend, Kote Boz (sounds like Coteee) 2 1/2 years ago and says it's the best decision she ever made! Kote joins Jen at work sometimes and he even has his own Facebook page. She is a huge advocate for animal rescue as well as the Make A Wish Foundation. When she is not waking up at 2:30 in the morning for work, she is playing with Kote, planning her upcoming wedding, and practicing yoga.


Lake Mirror Promenade, 121 South Lake Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801 (Between Hollis Garden and the Lakeland Community Theatre)

Earn Great Prizes


To Earn:



T-Shirt, Pet Bandana, and Wristband (for event contests)


Squeaky Dog Toy



Cotton Twill Visor



Pet Car Seat Cover



Folding Chair with Cooler



Pique Fleece-lined Jacket

The person who raises the highest amount over $1,000 will win a 5-Night Stay at Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach.

Get Your Pack Together

Fetch your friends, family and co-workers, and rally together for exclusive team benefits. Teams require at least five (5) registered members raising at least $500 total for the team. Find out more information today!

Experience VIP express check-in on the day of the Walk 

Receive a commemorative team photo

Compete with other teams to lead the Walk

Compete for Top Awards

Strut your stuff as a top fundraiser and earn awesome award baskets that include tickets to Disney World, Sea World, and Big Cat Rescue as well as restaurant gift certificates. In order to compete for Top Awards, funds must be turned in by 5 p.m. April 11. There will be 1st , 2nd & 3rd Place Awards for raising the most money. Award levels include:

Most Funds Raised - Youth (18 years and younger)

Most Funds Raised - Adult

Most Funds Raised - Corporate Team

Most Funds Raised - Non-Corporate Team

To keep competition fair, we are requesting participants turn in donations frequently so they can be entered and tracked online. See below for donation drop off times. Top Awards will be distributed at the Walk. The Walk website will be shut down April 11 at 5 p.m. so we can total the funds raised, but will re-open April 14  at 8 a.m. so walkers can continue to earn incentive prizes.

Walk Donation Collection Drop-off Times

Donations can be brought to the Philanthropy Department Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or during the following extended hours:

Thursday, February 13, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 1, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tuesday, March 11, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 29, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thursday, April 3, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, April 8, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

To schedule an additional after-hours or weekend drop-off time please call (863) 577-4606.

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