The Pasadena Humane Society beat its fundraising goal of $300,000 this weekend for the nonprofit’s annual Wiggle Waggle Walk at the Rose Bowl.
Zahra Nealy, a spokeswoman for the shelter, which provides animal control services for Glendale, said more than $316,000 had been tallied as of Monday. A final figure likely wouldn’t be reached until later this week, she added.
Roughly 2,000 people participated in the 14th annual Wiggle Waggle Walk on Sunday, raising money among friends, family and co-workers. Many participants formed teams, with one of them — The Punk Rock Rovers — raising more than $55,000 to take the top spot, Nealy said.
Police K-9 units from Glendale and Pasadena also entertained crowds with demonstrations after the walk, which took place during blazing hot temperatures.
The fundraising haul outpaced last year’s event, which fell short of the $300,000 goal. Proceeds from the campaign support the shelter’s operations, helping to pay for veterinarian care, food and other expenses.
“Everyone did an amazing job,” Nealy said.
-- Jason Wells, Times Community News