The Best Friends Animal Society fundraising dog walk and festival, Strut Your Mutt will take place in Austin, Texas on September 29.
This year, Strut Your Mutt walks will be taking place in nine cities, including Salt Lake, Los Angeles, New York, Jacksonville, Austin, St. Louis, Baltimore, Portland and Lafayette. Network partners in communities that aren’t hosting an actual walk can also join in virtual events. They can pull together sponsors for a virtual Strut to raise funds for their local animal work. Participating organizations keep 100 percent of the funds they raise through pledges to their walkers, real or virtual. Last year, Strut Your Mutt raised $700,000, with $428,000 going directly to partner organizations. This year, with 173 Best Friends Network partner organizations doing the Strut, including 51 virtual events, the goal is to raise $1,000,000 for homeless pets!
The event is approximately a 1-mile dog walk around Mueller Lake Park and ends with a doggie-themed festival featuring activities for your pet, children’s activities, contests and more!
Benefitting groups include: Austin Pets Alive!, Big Dog Rescue, Inc., Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, Inc., Helping Hands Basset Rescue, Hound Rescue, Love-A-Bull, PAWS Shelter and Humane Society, Pawsitive Karma Rescue, P.E.T.S. Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic, Shadow Cats, Texas GSP Rescue and Thundering Paws Animal Sanctuary.
Where: Mueller Lake Park, 1829 Simond Ave, Austin, TX 78723
When: Saturday, September 29, 2012. Registration begins at 7:00am; walk begins at 8:30am. Festival ends at 12pm.
For more information, visit strutyourmutt.org.