Anicira's Walk/Ride for the Animals

Event Info

A Walk for the Animals is going to be a day filled with a variety of activities for a variety of people! Join us on May 13th at the beautiful Melrose Caverns in Harrisonburg.


Adults: $29, (Lunch included)
Children (ages 4 and under): Free
Aidan's Friend: $10 (Individuals who are raising funds but not attending the Walk)

Frequently Asked Questions


Schedule of events

10 am – Walk Registration
10:45 am – Warm Up and Welcome
11 am – Walk Begins with Alumni Parade
12 pm – Field day activities
12-2 pm – Lunch by Early Katering, activities open


Tickets: $5

Beer from Pale Fire Brewing Company and Brothers Craft Brewing




    Lunch provided by Early Katering Comapny

Fun Zone

Face Painting & Henna
Velcro Wall
Inflatable Jousting 
Lawn Games 

Pet Zone

Field Games
Ask A Vet
Ask a Trainer with Molly Brennan
Adoptable Dogs


From the North (Broadway)

From I-81, take exit 257 to Route 11
Turn Right on North Valley Pike.
Continue on North Valley Pike for 4.2 miles
Turn right at Melrose Cavern's Entrance
Follow signs for parking

From East (Elkton)

From 33 East, continue towards Harrisonburg
Take I-81 North towards Winchester
Take exit 251 and turn right on North Valley Pike
Turn left at Melrose Cavern's Entrance (3.3 miles)
Follow signs for parking

About Anicira

Anicira began as Shenandoah Valley Spay/Neuter Clinic in 2005 with the mission to end medically unnecessary euthanasia (animals being put down because of length of stay in a shelter, or being in an overcrowded shelter).

While doing this lifesaving work, the clinic began to see other needs in the community. We saw families unable toa keep beloved pets because they couldn’t afford veterinary care. Our services grew to include affordable services like preventative care, dentistry, heartworm treatment, and humane euthanasia.

In 2014 we changed our name to Anicira Veterinary Center to encompass all of our services, and in 2016 we started a foster-based adoption program to keep dogs out of at-risk situations.

Since opening, we’ve cared for more than 150,000 cats and dogs in the Western, Central and Northern parts of Virginia - from large feral cat colonies to 200 pound mastiffs, and thousands of orphaned shelter animals of all kinds. We work together with animal welfare organizations both nonprofit and government-operated, small and large, to stop medically unnecessary euthanasia of companion animals.