October 22, 2012
WOULD YOU EVER LEAVE YOUR PET BEHIND?
Facebook Contest Asks Pet Owners To Share Their Stories
for the 2012 Paws for Peace Walk
ORLANDO, Fla.—Oct. 22, 2012—Harbor House of Central Florida today announced a new contest for pet owners to share photos and stories about their pets on Facebook, which will be highlighted during the 2012 Paws for Peace Walk on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Blue Jacket Park.
“During our two-week countdown to the annual Paws for Peace Walk, we’re engaging pet owners to share their photos and stories of why they would never leave their pets behind in an abusive home,” said Carol Wick, Chief Executive Officer of Harbor House. “The Walk financially supports our Paws for Peace Kennel, the first on-site kennel in Central Florida that enables domestic violence survivors to bring their pets with them when they flee abuse, ensuring no family member is left behind.”
Photos posted on Harbor House’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/harborhousefl will be displayed at the Paws for Peace Walk. They will be placed into four categories:
- So Ugly I’m Cute
- Most Darling Diva (female dogs)
- Most Handsome Hound (male dogs)
- Best in Show
Winners in each category will be selected by Paws for Peace Walk attendees.
“Attendees at the Walk will vote by putting money into the jars of their favorite pets,” said Wick. “The winners in each category will receive great prizes that have been donated by our generous sponsors and supporters. It’s just one of the fun ways our community can get involved in this exciting and worthy event.”
The 2012 Paws for Peace Walk will be held at Blue Jacket Park in Baldwin Park on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. until noon. Registration begins at 8 a.m. To register to walk, start a fundraising team, exhibit in the vendor area or sponsor the event, visit www.harborhousefl.com/pawsforpeace.
About Harbor House
Harbor House is Orange County’s only state-certified domestic violence facility and seeks to eliminate domestic abuse in Central Florida by providing safety, shelter, empowerment, education and justice. Harbor House provides safe shelter, a 24-hour crisis hotline, counseling, and emotional support, and legal advocacy for tens of thousands of domestic violence survivors and their children each year. Harbor House helps survivors return to the community—connecting them to resources that will enable them to live independently, safely and peacefully. For more information, please visit www.harborhousefl.com.