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The Animal Protection League presents Walk for Change


4500 Dan Patch Circle, Anderson

12PM - 3PM

Join us, Sunday, October 31st, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino to Walk for Change!
Animal Protection League Supporters are invited to collect TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donations, then hit the track with us as we raise funds 
to continue our lifesaving mission.



This PET-TACULAR event is more than a fundraising walk, it's fun for the entire family!  Join us for vendor booths, adoptable pets, food trucks, silent auction, and so much more! 

Join hundreds of animal lovers and their four-legged friends as we raise much needed funds for The Animal Protection League, Anderson's ONLY open-admission shelter.  Our staff and volunteers work tirelessly to make sure every animal that enters our doors is given a chance at a better life, but we simply can't do it without your help.  Your participation allows us to continue our mission - and give these precious abandoned, abused, and neglected animals the second chances they so desperately deserve.   

Create your Walk for Change Fundraiser or download a Pledge Form and start saving lives, TODAY!



As the ONLY open-admission shelter in Anderson, we face many challenges on a daily basis.  Walk for Change helps keep our doors open and the animals in our care alive.  While our role as "animal control" for the city helps offset some of the costs involved with operating a shelter, it represents less than 20% of the funds needed to make this place work. Animal care costs, medical needs, staffing, utilities - the list is never ending.  Your support is needed now more than ever


Create your campaign to start raising much needed, lifesaving funds.


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Why do I walk?

• It is to honor every pet who I have loved and lost in my life.

• It is in gratitude for every pet with whom I currently share my life. They are a gift.

• It is in protest for every animal who has suffered at the hands of humans.

• It is in protest for every Pit Bull used in dog fighting.

• It is in protest for every animal used as bait for dog fighting.

• It is in protest of every backyard breeder.

• It is in honor of and memory of every animal who has and will end up in an animal shelter.

• It is in protest of every human who has abused/neglected an animal and was not punished by the law.

• It is in honor of every animal who sits in a shelter who is waiting patiently for a home.

• It is in memory of every animal forced to live in hoarding conditions.

• It is in gratitude and thanks for APL staff and volunteers and all of our adopters, supporters and rescue partners.

• It is in protest of irresponsible owners who see pets as disposable.

• It in protest of a society who does not understand that animal abuse is not just about animals.

• It is in protest of a society who does not understand that how we treat animals and those most vulnerable is a reflection of our humanity.

• It is in protest of every pet who is dumped out in the country by their owners.

• It is in protest of every pet left abandoned in a home by their owners when they move.

• It is in protest for every animal thrown out of moving vehicles.

• It is to raise awareness.

• But most of all I walk in celebration of animals and to thank God for the most precious, divine gift animals are.


I walk for this cause very simply because I can -- and sometimes, through all the grief and loss, it is all I can do.

Since my first walk back in 2012, it has always seemed odd to me that people essentially pay me to walk, but I’ve come to understand they are donating because of what this walk symbolizes. This walk I do is a symbol of hope, and never giving up, no matter how hard things are. That there is light at the end of the tunnel, that we do our best, keep moving forward and focus on the ones we’ve saved and the positive changes we’ve made.

If you cannot walk, I will symbolically walk for you… or come join me!

Thank you, 

Maleah Stringer

Executive Director

Help Maleah reach her $10,000 goal --

Donate to her Facebook fundraiser.

Give a TAX-DEDUCTIBLE gift online. Be sure to include Maleah's Long Walk in the note. 

Contribute via mail.  Send a check to 613 Dewey Street, Anderson, IN 46016.  Be sure to include Maleah's Long Walk in the memo. 



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