Time to Strut for Homeless Pets!
Get ready, get set, get your pooch warmed up. It’s time for Best Friends Animal Society’s Strut Your Mutt in Houston. Join in a relaxing walk to help homeless pets, and then celebrate afterwards at the ultimate doggie festival. The Houston Strut Your Mutt is one of 11 events being staged between Aug. 31 and Sept. 28 across the country by Best Friends Animal Society®.
Who: Animal lovers in the Houston area raising money for homeless pets, and having a great time with their dogs.
What: Leisurely group dog walks followed by a dog-themed celebration festival that includes booths, contests, demonstrations, entertainment, refreshments and more.
Where: TC Jester Park, 4201 T C Jester Blvd. Houston, TX 77018
When: Saturday, September 21st, 2013. Registration begins at 7:00am; walk begins at 8:30 am. Festival ends at noon.
Why: To raise money for participating local animal rescue groups (Best Friends’ No More Homeless Pets Network Partners) and Best Friends Animal Society, with the goal of bringing about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets®. Last year, nearly $1.3 million was raised for homeless pets and the 180 animal welfare groups who serve them, saving the lives of shelter pets through adoption programs and spay/neuter services. This year’s goal is $1.5 million in 2013.
Event emcee: Casey Curry, Meteorologist, KTRK-TV Houston
National sponsors: Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Food®, Petfinder™, BarkBox, Match.com™
The donations raised through Strut Your Mutt will be used to fund lifesaving adoption programs and spay/neuter services, to ultimately impact the number of pets entering and leaving the shelters.
Every day more than 9,000 pets are unnecessarily killed in America’s shelters simply because they don’t have a home. Each one an individual. Each one a valued life worth saving. 9,000.
That number should be zero. And it can be. Best Friends Animal Society and its No More Homeless Pets® Network Partners, through events like Strut Your Mutt, are joining together to bring that number to zero.
More information and volunteer opportunities available at www.strutyourmutt.org/Houston