DETROIT (WXYZ) - Officials with the Mega March for Animals are projecting this year's event is the biggest one yet.
They say they believe this year's event raised $370,000.
For the first time, walkers in the Mega March had the choice of two locations -- Detroit's Hart Plaza and Kensington Metro Park.
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This Michigan Humane Society event is the largest animal walk in the state of Michigan.
Last year, more than 7,000 people attended. Many of them brought a four-legged friend with them.
Funds raised help homeless animals in metro Detroit.
"The Mega March for Animals supports Michigan Humane Society programs and services that touch the lives of more than 100,000 animals annually," said Cal Morgan, MHS President and CEO.
"From adoption and sheltering to cruelty investigation and rescue, MHS is there for animals in need, but we couldn't do what we do without the community's support," he added.
ANY DONATION IS APPRECIATED
A donation of $156 changes the life of one animal in need. But any contribution is useful.
The Michigan Humane Society is a non-profit organization.
MHS receives no government funding and relies on donations from the community. It is not affiliated with any national humane organizations.
Funds raised help make sure thousands of homeless animals receive veterinary care and an opportunity to join a loving family.
MHS also investigates more than 5,000 cases of abuse and neglect annually and provides low-cost feline sterilization programs.
Once again the 7 WXYZ Action News team had a walking team!
You can donate to our team by going to our team page here.
We walked at Hart Plaza.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
If you'd like to start a Mega March for Animals team, join an existing corporate team, or register to walk as an individual, visit www.michiganhumane.org/MEGA .
You can create your own personal fundraising page there. The site allows you to customize your web page with pet pictures or team photos. You may also share personal stories about why you're stepping up to help animals in metro Detroit.
If you raise $156, you have saved one animal in need.
If you raise $468, you have saved 3 animals in need. You'll receive a "Hearts and Paws" T-Shirt at the Check-in tent on October 7.
If you raise $780, you'll get an MHS umbrella.
If you reach or surpass $1500 in donations, you'll become a member of the Best Friends Club. You'll be recognized online, and your name will also be engraved on a brick paver to be installed at the Michigan Humane Society's Berman Center for Animal Care.
If you'd like to find out more about the event or the Michigan Humane Society, you may also call 1-866-MHUMANE, ext. 149.