In case you didn't know, the annual Strut Your Mutt fundraiser is taking place in different cities throughout September. This great charity event is to raise money for local animal welfare groups and Best Friends Animal Society.
Strut Your Mutt has appeared in Austin, Houston, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Portland, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco. Collectively they had over 5000 strutters and raised over $1,200,000.
The following cities will be strutting September 27th:
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary/Kanab @ The Welcome Center
D.C. Metro @ Black Hill Regional Park
Minneapolis-St. Paul @ Rosland Park
New York City @ Hudson River Park's Pier 84
St. Louis @ Tilles Park
If you are lucky to have this wonderful event in your town, registrations begin between 7 and 9 am, followed by the Fun Run/Walk. In NYC, registration will begin at 2 pm, the run/walk will commence at 3 pm, and festivities will last until 7 pm. There are 2-3 courses to choose from. Registration costs $30 for adults and $20 for 12 and under. After the run/walk there is a doggie-themed festival that includes pet contests, photos, doggie goodies, fun activities for the whole family, food, refreshments and more. Reunion Rescue will be available to give you the opportunity to give a homeless pet a forever home.
Among the prizes and incentives is the award for the largest fundraiser. Prizes are given to the winners' charity for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Reaching your fundraising goals can be as easy as asking each person you know and work with to donate $25 to this great cause.
Be sure to visit the Best Friend's Save Them All® tent and learn more about the largest no-kill sanctuary in the country. Since their start nearly 30 years ago, Best Friend's has reduced the number of homeless pet deaths from 17 million to 4 million annually by implementing spay/neuter programs and increasing the number of adopted pets by raising awareness.
If you can not attend the live events but still would like help, you can sign up to participate in the virtual Strut Your Mutt Challenge. You can join one of the many participating rescue groups and shelters as they race against each other in an online fundraising challenge through October 11th. You may also simply donate to this great cause.
According to Best Friend's website more than 70 percent of cats who enter our nation's animal shelters are killed. An estimated 25 percent of all dogs entering shelters are pure breeds from puppy mills. And the vast majority of dogs killed in shelters are pit-bull-terrier-type dogs.
Animals Matter® believes every life is special and is dedicated to providing innovative comfort, safety and style. We need your help spreading the no-kill philosophy. Strut Your Mutt is just a small way you can help bring health and happiness to our homeless pets living in shelters.
Contact us today for more ways to give your pets, and homeless pets, a healthy and happy life.