Come and join us at Kiwanis Park in Tempe, AZ on January 10, 2016! Spay Pride is a dog-friendly 5K Run/Walk and is the signature fundraising event for Panacea Animal Wellness Sanctuary (Panacea.) Why the name Spay Pride? Simply put, spaying and neutering our pets saves lives through reducing the number of unwanted pets that end up in our shelters, which causes overcrowding and results in unnecessary euthanasia of these orphaned, shelter animals. Panacea Animal Wellness Sanctuary partners with various community groups and sponsors, including but not limited to the Animal Defense League of Arizona (ADLA) who will be available event day with vouchers for spaying/neutering so that jointly we can build awareness of this important message.
This is the second annual 5K annual Walk/Run and we couldn’t be more EXCITED. What is better than spending an amazing day in January at Kiwanis Park (Tempe Arizona) with your best human and furry friends, knowing that your efforts along with the support of the community will rally to raise funds to benefit those orphaned, shelter animals needing Panacea’s help. We can guarantee the day will be filled with live demonstrations, fun for all family members, cool raffle prizes, food and beverages to keep us going, the Spay Pride village of vendors who share a passion for pets and generally lots of fun for all!
When you consider the number of orphaned shelter animals which are euthanized on a daily basis within Arizona shelters, you cannot deny there is a problem that requires community intervention. So, in 2009, Dr. DeCozio, veterinarian and Founder, created Panacea in hopes that others like herself would open there hearts, donate their time, money and/or expertise to helping solve this overwhelming problem of needless animal euthanasia. This isn’t your typical event where funds end up paying overhead and salaries. Panacea’s veterinarian and Founder donates her time, expertise and surgical skills at no cost, Panacea’s rescue pets are rehabilitated in loving foster homes rather than cold shelter kennels, and Panacea’s staff and workers are all unpaid volunteers. Therefore all monies raised go directly to paying for medicine and supplies so more animals can be saved. The first Spay Pride 5K Walk/Run raised enough money to rescue over 450 cats and dogs last year, including sick, neglected animals.
Simply put, Spay Pride is that one singular event that determines how many sweet orphaned shelter lives can be saved by Panacea in the coming year. Please help us to make a difference in our community, knowing that your support simply means life or death to the many sweet orphaned and/or abused animals.
Want to come out and participate? Register now by clicking the "JOIN" button above. Don't worry if you or your furry friend aren't able to participate in the walk/run, come out and join us to cheer on participants and shop with the vendors that will be supporting the event!
Can't make Spay Pride at all? You can still be a part of this incredible effort by contributing to an existing team, donating to an individual runner, or forming your own fundraising page!
Have additional questions or want to get to know us better, click here to learn more about Panacea Animal Wellness Sanctuary.
This is the second annual event and we hope to increase our participation and donations each year with your help. You can make this Spay Pride exceptional with a pledge to raise a minimum of $100 in support of Panacea Animal Wellness Sanctuary.