A Walk to Give, a 5K and outdoor event that was originally scheduled for Saturday,
Oct. 28, at Bicentennial Park, has been postponed until a date to be determined.
A Life to Live hosted A Walk to Give for the first time in 2016, and was looking forward to a bigger, better event this fall. However, the organization has needed to refocus its efforts on helping pets and their owners impacted by Hurricane Harvey, as well as working to maintain a no-kill status at Baytown Animal Shelter.
Runners, walkers, vendors and sponsors who have registered to participate in A Walk to Give can choose to receive a refund or donate their fees to support A Life to Live’s local relief efforts. They can email their decision to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the weeks following Hurricane Harvey, A Life to Live has been active throughout Baytown and surrounding communities with a number of efforts that benefit pets and their owners. This work includes:
· Donating more than 4,000 pounds of pet food, along with hundreds of other pet supplies. Anyone in the Baytown area that is in need of pet food and supplies can complete an online food bank application at www.adopttosave.org/food-bank
· Rescuing more than 100 cats and dogs that have been displaced or at risk of euthanasia due to the inundation of stray and owner-surrendered pets at Baytown Animal Shelter.
· Enrolling into foster care pets surrendered by their owners, who were flooded out of their homes and unable to find shelters that permit pets.
· Providing for community cat colonies and servicing those cats through local trap-neuter-return efforts.
Baytown City Council passed a no-kill resolution on Sept. 14 that commits Baytown to becoming a no-kill city by 2025, joining a national movement led by Best Friends Animal Society.
“Through our efforts and the work of our network partners, Baytown Animal Shelter has been operating as a no-kill facility since the hurricane,” said Jay Garrett, founder and executive director of A Life to Live.
“To continue sustaining our programs, services and life-saving successes, we need the support of our community now more than ever.”
Donations to A Life to Live can be made at www.adopttosave.org/donate