The Turkey Trot Fundraiser!

Talk about Thanksgiving traditions! For the 6th year in a row, a team from The Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter will hit the pavement early Thanksgiving morning at the Burbank Turkey Trot!  This is our biggest annual fundraising event of the year, and this year we’re running to hit our biggest goal ever of $25,000.

Members of the team raise funds by asking friends, family, coworkers and the community to sponsor their run. Every dollar donated goes directly towards improving the quality of life of the animals in our care.  Funds raised will go towards life-saving medical procedures, medicines and other supplies that benefit and enrich our animal residents’ lives.

To support the team and help us reach our goal, please donate through our Crowdrise campaign at: You can donate to a specific VBAS walker/runner, or support our team mascot (and super cute Burbank animal shelter alumni) Mittens The Cat.  Everyone who donates $100 or more will be entered into a drawing for a prize pack valued at $500.

In appreciation of every dollar donated, the team will show up early on Thanksgiving day and run/walk in the Burbank Turkey Trot.   As we say, “you do the donating, we do the sweating.”

Thank you in advance for your support and for helping us achieve our goal!

PS: If you’d like to join our team as a walker, runner or fundraiser (or all of the above!) please email us at