The Alexandria Shelter Walk for Homeless Animals held Sunday in Old Town attracted more than 350 walkers to raise awareness about pet over-population and animal homelessness.
The event was hosted by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria and presented by Fusion Meetings and Events. It raised more than $24,000. The funds will go to supporting the homeless animals at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter.
The top fundraising team was the Lyles-Crouch Lions, a group of Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy elementary school students who collected more than $4,000. The Lions were recognized on stage at the event, and received a Party Boat Prize Package, courtesy of Potomac Riverboat Company.