The Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA, the state’s oldest and largest no-kill animal shelter, is raising funds to give more homeless pets a second chance with its Walk to Save Animals event.

Walk to Save Animals — which will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Tempe Beach Park — includes a 2K- and 5K-pet walk as well as a PetFest featuring dog agility demonstrations, training advice, pet photos with Santa, adoptable dogs, and up-close interactions with exotic pet ambassadors from the AAWL & SPCA Education Department.

Attendees can see demonstrations by Tillman the skateboarding bulldog, who will show off his speed and agility on a skateboard for the crowd.

The event also includes live music and entertainment, vendors, a kids’ zone with bounce houses, face painting, games, prizes and a food court.

To participate in the pet walks, walkers must raise or donate a minimum of $30. Individuals and organizations can form walk teams and raise money through pledges. Admission to the PetFest is free.

Tempe Beach Park is located at the corner of Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway. Attendees for Walk to Save Animals can register online at For more information about the event, call 480-423-1511 or email

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