Mega March walks raise $370,000 for Michigan Humane Society

(WXYZ) - The three Mega March walks held over the past couple of weeks for the Michigan Humane Society have raised about $370,000.

MHS spokesman Mike Robbins estimates about 5,000 people took part in all of the walks this year.

The money brought in by the walks will help homeless animals in metro Detroit.

"It is already the largest walk for animals in Michigan," said MHS's Nancy Gunnigle.  "By expanding the Mega March, the event will be more accessible to area animal lovers who want to help animals in need while enjoying a great day out with their families, including their pets!"

The 2-mile fun walks were scheduled on two different Sundays in October. The events were held at Kensington Metropark, Stoney Creek Metropark and Hart Plaza.

The Mega March for Animals raises money to help fund lifesaving programs and essential services through the Michigan Humane Society.

"Last year, enough funds were raised to help the Michigan Humane Society transform the lives of more than 2,300 animals in need, which is just incredible," said Gunnigle.

"Every animal comes to us with different care needs, but on average, it costs the Michigan Humane Society $156 to transform one animal's life from homeless to loved," explained Gunnigle.  "So, the more funds we are able to raise, the more animal lives we can transform through the support of the community – that means rescuing, sheltering, providing medical care and ultimately finding animals loving homes."

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