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Paws for Peace Walk, Family Fun Day

Bring the whole family for a day of fun at Harbor House’s 8th annual Paws for Peace Walk on April 21. The event will include a walk, pet-friendly yoga, dog agility exercises, face painting, bounce houses, pop-up shops, silent auctions and more.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the walk to raise awareness and end abuse will benefit domestic abuse survivors and their pets, currently lodged at Harbor House.

As Orange County’s only state-certified domestic abuse service provider, Harbor House seeks to eliminate abuse across Central Florida, including Osceola County. It is also the only provider in Central Florida with an on-site kennel.

According to Harbor House, 48 percent of survivors delay leaving an abusive situation for fear their pets may be maimed or killed, and 88 percent of pets living in domestic violence homes are either abused or killed. The Paws for Peace Kennel removes a barrier to survivors seeking help and safety, and ensures no family member is left behind in an abusive home.

The Paws for Peace Walk will take place at Blue Jacket Park: 2501 General Rees Avenue, Orlando, FL 32814. Registration is $25 and includes a t-shirt and dog bandana. Children 12 and under are free. Registration is available in advance online. Visit www.HarborHouseFL.com/Paws.