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2013 Phoenix Farm Sanctuary Walk for Farm Animals!

This year’s Phoenix Walk for Farm Animals is an amazing opportunity for the Valley to top our aggressive goal of $11,000! Last year we not only met but surpassed our goal, and this year with your help we know we can have another record-breaking year! All funds raised directly support Farm Sanctuary’s commitment to end cruelty to farm animals and promote compassionate living through rescue, education, and advocacy.

For example, $10 feeds 3 chickens for 1 month, $15 provides life saving antibiotics for 1 sheep, $30 feeds 1 pig for 1 month, and $50 provides clean bedding for 2 cows for 1 month. For anyone wishing to learn more about Farm Sanctuary, please check out their website.

10/26/13: UPDATE - Deadline for online registration was yesterday evening. For everyone still wishing to attend, please do so! Just register once you arrive. Adult day-of registration: $25. Everyone under 18, register for free. We'll see you all there!

Note: Meet us on the WEST side of Margaret T. Hance Park. Map here.

Esteemed Guest Speaker: Kari Nienstedt, AZ Director of HSUS 
Walk Celebration Musical Talent: Craig Haley and John Pino 
Mouth-watering Complimentary Snacks: Green and Nami 

This event is a FUN and EXCITING opportunity to make a direct difference by raising awareness and funds to help rescued farm animals who depend on your advocacy efforts... animals such as Winston.

We encourage you to read Winston's story of survival, triumph and perseverance.

Let's get started helping rescue farm animals whose lives continue to depend on the generosity and compassion of the animal advocacy community!



Saturday, October 26th.

Check-in begins at 10am.

The Walk will go from 11am to 12pm.

Following the Walk, there will be a celebration with complimentary snacks, musical entertainment, inspirational speaker Kari Nienstedt of the Humane Society of the United States, and a raffle with some awesome vegan themed prizes.

 Everyone is welcome to bring blankets, chairs, frisbees, etc., whatever you'd like, to enjoy at the celebration! There is a HUGE field at our disposal (please, no glass bottles).

• Remember to BRING CASH for the raffle!  $2/ticket or $5 for 3 tickets. Prizes include gift certificates for local veg-friendly restaurants and other exciting vegan-themed prizes!

• BONUS: Dogs are welcome, and we have reserved the ramada so you and your canine friends will have plenty of shade. 


The main parking lots are on Culver Street, between 3rd Ave and Central Ave (also, there is free overflow parking off Culver Street between 5th Ave and 3rd Ave).

SILENT AUCTION FEATURE: 180 Degrees Automotive Car Care Club Membership. Valued at $542! Bidding begins at $25 (CASH). Lucky highest bidder gets 4 free oil changes, other freebies, and tons of discounts! Look for the Silent Auction sheet at the Raffle Table.


Early registration for the walk is $15 (everyone under 18 register for FREE!). Day of registration is $25, so we definitely recommend registering as soon as possible (this will also give you ample time to collect donations which can earn you all kinds of cool Farm Sanctuary-themed prizes!).

**If you raise $100+, you'll receive an official Walk for Farm Animals t-shirt! Everyone under 18 gets a FREE t-shirt upon registration!


If unable to physically attend the Walk, you can still participate in the virtual walk titled "Sleep In for Farm Animals" (virtual walk registration here). Virtual walkers are still eligible for prizes for donations earned!! When signing up for this virtual walk, there will be an option to choose “Phoenix” as the city/team you would like to be affiliated with.

Please be sure to "like" the Phoenix Walk Facebook Page. By doing this, you'll stay up-to-date with fundraising tips and exciting news about new raffle prizes and additions to the Walk!

Thank you for your help in making the 2012 Walk for Farm Animals a record-breaking year. Let's make 2013 another record-breaking year so even more animals can get the assistance they need. We look forward to seeing you at this year's Walk!

Note: Meet us on the WEST side of Margaret T. Hance Park. Map here.


Best regards,

Kirby Mauro and Veronica Soto, event hosts



Some helpful links:


Tips for raising money/donations

Prizes offered for donations earned!


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  • patricia c.

    Oh It looks like it was very nice and went well. I am so sorry that I missed it.
    Good job guys!

    October 27, 2013

  • Veronica

    WOW - we are simply blown away by our local community! There was such heart as you all joined together for a common good. Much gratitude to our walkers & walking teams, tireless volunteers, esteemed guest speaker, musical talent, yoga instructor, photographer, donors & sponsors. We could not have done this without every single one of you. Stay tune for photos & the final (record-breaking) tally!

    October 27, 2013

  • Veronica

    Dear fabulous walkers, we are excited to announce that more items have been added to tomorrow's Raffle. A Gypsy Moon and Bark Avenue have generously donated goods and services. Tickets are only $2 each, or $5 for 3 tickets.
    Also, we'll be hosting a Silent Auction! Be on the look-out for the auction sheets at the start of the raffle table. The auction is made possible by 180 Degrees Automotive and Primarily Pilates.
    We can accept cash for the Pick Your Prize Raffle and the Silent Auction. 100% of proceeds go to care for the rescued animals at Farm Sanctuary. We'll see you on the 26th! Thank you.

    October 25, 2013

  • patricia c.

    I have something else I have to do Saturday. I am disappointed that I cannot make this. My goat is too since she was a rescue headed for the market. Hopefully I will attend some other meetups. Keep up the good work for out other species friends who deserve a good life.

    October 20, 2013

    • Kirby

      We'll miss you out there on Saturday, Patricia! That's great to hear that you're able to give a good life to such a deserving animal :).

      1 · October 21, 2013

  • Veronica

    Good day everyone! Checking in with a reminder to come prepared to participate in the PICK YOUR PRIZE Raffle. Raffle sponsors include: Green New American Vegetarian, Laughing Buddha Yoga Studio, Loving Hut (32nd St/Indian School), Pomegranate Café, Strawberry Hedgehog, 180 Degrees Automotive, and more are being confirmed as we lead up to the big day! Only $2/ticket, or $5 for 3 tickets. CAN ONLY ACCEPT CASH - 100% of funds raised go toward the care of the animal residents at Farm Sanctuary. Thank you!

    October 19, 2013

  • Veronica

    Hello everyone, we are 3 weeks away from the big day! Many thanks to everyone who has registered, and to all that will be doing so soon. A few UPDATES to let you know about:
    We're excited to announce our esteemed guest speaker (and original Walk coordinator) Kari Nienstedt, the AZ Director of the Humane Society of the United States. The Walk Celebration Musical Talent are the wonderful Craig Hailey and John Pino. And this just in... mouth-watering complimentary samples will be generously provided by Green and Nami. *Please remember to bring cash for the Walk raffle. We'll see you on the 26th!

    1 · October 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So glad I found out about this! Great cause! :)

    1 · October 5, 2013

    • Veronica

      Thank you for your support Aimee! We look forward to seeing you on the 26th!

      October 5, 2013

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