Because we love them, and hate to ever leave them behind, long distance hikers and their best friends suffer extreme separation anxiety. For most of us, we will be leaving our loving companions in the care or equally loving family and friends who will, no doubt watch over our furry friends for 5-6 months while we complete the PCT.
However, so many animals are just not as fortunate to find loving humans. Homelessness and neglect face many animals, and in too many cases outright abuse and cruelty. Please let my hike serve as a way to help animals in need and donate to the Humane Society of the United States. Go to https://www.crowdrise.com/loris-humane-hike to start donating today!