Strut your mutt and raise funds for pet adoption programs Saturday
Best Friends Animal Society is holding its 6th annual “Strut Your Mutt Los Angeles” on Saturday, Oct. 10 at Exposition Park. The national fundraising event takes place in 12 cities throughout the United States, and offers adoptions, a fundraising run/walk and a festival for dog owners.
Best Friends Animal Society’s 6th annual Strut Your Mutt Saturday hopes to raise $750,000 for pet adoption programs. (photo courtesy of Best Friends Animal Society)
Registration begins at 7 a.m., with a walk and 5K run at 9 a.m. The festival includes pet contests, photo opportunities, giveaways, fun activities, food, refreshments and more. Celebrities Denise Richards, Michelle Beadle, Natalie Morales and Kristen Renton will lead fundraising “packs” at the community dog walk.
The event will call special attention to Fergus, a dog who was burned by an unknown suspect who doused him with acid. Fergus will be officially adopted at the event. Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue, the organization that treated Fergus after the incident, is participating in Strut Your Mutt.
Since 2010, Strut Your Mutt events have raised more than $5.2 million for Best Friends’ animal welfare partners. The national goal this year is $2.6 million, and the goal for Los Angeles, the event’s largest fundraising city, is $750,000.
“The donations raised during Strut Your Mutt are used to fund lifesaving adoption programs and spay/neuter services, so that ultimately, we impact the number of pets entering and leaving the shelters,” said Gregory Castle, chief executive officer of Best Friends Animal Society. “We won’t stop until we save them all.”
Exposition Park is located at 700 Exposition Park Drive. For information, visit www.StrutYourMutt.org.