ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - Despite the rain, the Animal Humane Society’s annual Walk for Animals is still happening Saturday at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The FOX 9 Morning News was up early and broadcasting live from the walk.
The event is back in-person this year at a new location, the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, where thousands of people and their pets are expected to walk to raise money for the Animal Humane Society.
Activities run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the 1-mile walk through the Fairgrounds starting at 10 a.m. In addition to the walk, there will be dog games, a pet costume contest at 11:30 a.m., vendors, food trucks, celebrity guests, live music and more.
Trisha and Chad Severson talk about how important their dog Petunia is in their lives and how AHS helped make it a reality. Petunia arrived at AHS with a severe ear infection, which required removal of her ears.
Walk For Animals: Not just dogs and cats!
Drumming duck Ben Afquack is participating in this year's Walk For Animals. We first caught up with Derek Johnson and his duck in 2020. Johnson runs the Instagram account "Minnesotaduck" to document snapshots of Ben Afquack's life. Photos show the St. Paul duck hitting up hot spots across the Twin Cities metro, but a video of the bird tapdancing a steady beat on a snare drum went viral on social media.
7-year-old Asa Ramsay joined FOX 9 to tell us how he raised more than $2,000 for this year's Walk For Animals.
Make a donation
The Walk for Animals is the Animal Humane Society’s largest fundraiser of the year to support the work it does to help animals and keep people and pets together.
The 51st annual event is rain or shine. You can still register for the walk (for free) here, as well as fundraise or make a donation.