The Milwaukee area firms like Foley & Lardner, Gruber Law Offices, Hupy & Abraham, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren and Quarles & Brady are showing support for the Wisconsin Humane Society’s Pet Walk Milwaukee.
The Pet Walk Milwaukee is an annual event to raise money for animals in need. Participants can partake in a 5K run/walk or one mile-walk to support. The event features post-race activities like food trucks, games, music, vendors and exhibitors, along with treats for the four-legged participants.
Among other sponsors like Petco Love, WISN, and VCA Animal Hospitals, Gruber Law Offices is participating as an event sponsor.
Law firms are contributing in various ways. Foley & Lardner has a fundraising page, and the partner and business attorney John Dunlap is helping to meet the firm’s goal.
Foley and Reinhart are currently listed as some of the Pet Walk’s top companies. Reinhart’s team is called Reinhart Legal Beagles. Hupy is registered as a participating team with a fundraising goal.
Currently, Quarles is listed as a top team on the event’s homepage. The firm has reached 60% of its fundraising goal with a few weeks left to go.
The event begins at 8 a.m. June 18 at Veterans Park on Milwaukee’s lakefront. All of the dogs that attend must be licensed with proof of rabies, distemper and bordetella vaccines.
Area firms still wishing to register for the event can pre-register online or do so day of. This year marks the first year with fundraising incentives, including a top prize of a year’s supply of dog or cat food from Fromm Family Pet Food.
Milwaukee’s law scene has always had a home with the Wisconsin Humane Society. The current president and chief executive officer, Anne Reed, is a former trial attorney and partner at the Milwaukee office of Reinhart. Reed announced her retirement in March and will continue to lead the humane society through September.
“Pet walk is our largest public event and we have about 2,000 participants and 1,000 dogs join each year. We’re very fortunate to have the support of many Milwaukee area law firms who recognize our work for pets in the community,” said Angela Speed, vice president of communications for the Wisconsin Humane Society. “We have several attorneys on the board of directors who offer their expertise and support for the organization as well.”