Thank you to everyone who helped make the 6th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut a great day for Philadelphia’s animals! Nearly 2,000 PAWS friends enjoyed fun activities, music, food, and camaraderie, all to support our efforts to save and serve the city’s most vulnerable pets. Eight PAWS dogs left the event with their new families, enabling us to rescue eight more in their place.
The final tally is in: together, we raised more than $100,000 for our lifesaving efforts!
View a slideshow of the festivities:
Photos courtesy of Jen Bragan Photography.
Together, we enjoyed a scenic walk in FDR Park, great entertainment from WMMR, a dog agility course, costume contest, “ask the vet,” “ask the trainer,” grooming, delicious food, pet portraits, pet supply vendors, face painting, and more.
Our Mobile Adoption Unit brought PAWS cats to meet the public, and dozens of adoptable dogs enjoyed a day out of the shelter.
Congratulations and thanks to our highest fundraisers:
– Top Team: Team Monster (6-time champs!)
– Top Individual: Marissa Rubinetti Sanders (2-time champ!)
**Participants, please note: There is still time to meet your fundraising goal and earn great prizes! We’ve extended the cutoff date to November 19, so please rally your friends and family to support your love of animals. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange pick-up of your thank you gifts once you reach your goal.**
Special thanks to our Masters of Ceremonies: WMMR DJs Steve Morrison, Matt Cord, and Pierre Robert.
Proceeds from the Mutt Strut will enable us to rescue and care for thousands of homeless pets in the coming year. We were so proud to be surrounded by the people make our work possible, and we are deeply grateful for our community of caring and generous partners.
If you were unable to attend the Mutt Strut but still wish to support this important event, please consider making a general donation to PAWS by clicking here.
We hope to see you in 2013 for the 7th Annual Mutt Strut – details coming soon!