1. St. Petersburg

Pet walk scheduled for Saturday

Published Oct. 4, 2018

ST. PETERSBURG — SPCA Tampa Bay will host its 28th annual Pet Walk on Saturday, where walkers join to celebrate "the joy that pets bring to our lives."

The event, at St. Petersburg's Vinoy Park from 8:30 a.m. to noon, offers a pet costume contest, doggie water park, kids zone and a vendor village.

Registration is $25 per walker, and participants can sign up at The event in 2017 raised more than $130,000 for animals, who receive food, shelter, vaccinations and medical care at SPCA until finding a forever home.

"The funds raised from Pet Walk are instrumental to help us continue to offer a variety of services to Pinellas County pets," Carolyn Wisniewski, senior director of development of SPCA Tampa Bay, said in a news release.