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SPCA of Texas Hosts the 15th Annual Strut Your Mutt, The Race to End Animal Cruelty on Saturday, May 9 
Presented by VCA Animal Hospitals and Hill's Pet Nutrition
3K Fun Run/Walk and 5K Timed Run Benefitting the SPCA of Texas to be Held at the Base of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas


WHAT: Get ready to strut your stuff with your furry best friend and the SPCA of Texas at the 15th Annual Strut Your Mutt, The Race to End Animal Cruelty, presented by VCA Animal Hospitals and Hill’s Pet Nutrition. On Saturday, May 9th come join the party at the base of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge near Trinity Groves in Dallas. Registration is $35 for the 3K Fun Run and $40 for the timed 5K (canine companions are welcome but not required). All money raised through Strut Your Mutt will help the SPCA of Texas rescue, rehome and rehabilitate thousands of animals in the DFW area. Register today, and start fundraising for the cause at gostrut.org! Online registration will be available until May 9.

The day-of festivities kick-off at 7:30 a.m. with registration and music provided by DJ Mark Cutz and DJ Inzo from Radio DJs. Then, head to the Revamped Security - Authorized ADT Dealer Main Stage for pre-race warm-ups with emcees from 106.1 KISS FM, 102.9 NOW and Lone Star 92.5 and the Dallas Mavericks ManiAACs. The timed 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the 3K Fun Run will start at 9:30 a.m.

The goal of Strut Your Mutt is to raise awareness about animal cruelty in North Texas. The SPCA of Texas' Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit rescues more than 2,500 animals from cruelty each year, many resulting in criminal convictions in multiple North Texas counties. The SPCA of Texas hopes to continue to positively impact this issue with the support of the community. 

All registrants can do even more help the SPCA of Texas raise funds for its critical work supporting our community’s most vulnerable pets and their people by participating in the individual and corporate fundraising challenges for cool prizes. Top fundraising challenge prizes will be awarded to participants who collect the most pledges. Donations may be made for Strut Your Mutt through May 31.

In addition to the walk and run, strutters will enjoy refreshments, as well as free food. There will also be plenty of family fun events for you to enjoy in our Bow-Wow-Bazaar and Meow Market, which will include vendor booths, activities for pets and kids, demonstrations and more!

The SPCA of Texas invites the community to take the next step and form a team at gostrut.org and fundraise to help the SPCA of Texas. Once you register your team and give it a memorable name, you can set up your fundraising goal, recruit team members and build team spirit through your team page. Strutters can also download the official Strut Your Mutt app for both iPhone and Android devices by visiting http://spcatx.app.link/, making it even easier to fundraise! 

The SPCA of Texas is grateful to its Strut Your Mutt sponsors, including: Presenting Sponsors: VCA Animal Hospitals, Hill’s Pet Nutrition; Main Stage Sponsor: Revamped Security - Authorized ADT Dealer; Registration/Beer Tent Sponsor: Guaranty Bank & Trust; VIP Food Tent Sponsor: ISN; Photo Booth Sponsor: GEICO Texas; Dog Toy Sponsor: ISN; Water Station Sponsor: North Texas Honda Dealers; Pooch Partner Sponsor: Dash Down Greenville; Media Sponsors: iHeart Radio, 106.1 KISS FM, Lone Star 92.5, 102.9 NOW; Entertainment Sponsors: Dallas Mavericks ManiAACs, DJ Mark Cutz and DJ Inzo from Radio DJs.

For high-profile sponsorship opportunities, please contact Victoria Albrecht at valbrecht@spca.org or 214-461-1846.

WHEN: Saturday, May 9 from 7:30 a.m. to noon
Festivities begin at 7:30 a.m.
Timed 5K begins at 8:30 a.m.
3K Walk/Run begins at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Trinity Groves
Base of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in West Dallas

COST: Registration fee for an individual is $35 for 3K and $40 for 5K.
Children 11 years old and under are free, but must register to receive food and a t-shirt.
Pets are also free, but must be leashed at all times.
All proceeds benefit the SPCA of Texas. 

HOW: For complete information and to register, create a team or sponsor an individual or a team, visit gostrut.org. Download the official Strut Your Mutt app for both iPhone and Android devices by visiting http://spcatx.app.link/.

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