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SPCA of Texas Hosts Tenth Annual Strut Your Mutt, the Race to End Animal Cruelty-on Saturday, May 16 at Trinity Groves in West Dallas

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

WHAT: Lace up those sneakers, get ready to roll out with your best tailwaggin’ friend and come join the party on Saturday, May 16 at Trinity Groves for the SPCA of Texas’ tenth annual Strut Your Mutt, the Race to End Animal Cruelty. The entry fee is $35 per person and canine companions are welcome (but not required). Registration is $35 for 3K and $40 for 5K.

The festivities begin at 8 a.m. with registration, breakfast, vendors to visit and activities for everyone. The timed 5K begins at 9 a.m. and the 3K Walk/Fun Run begins at 9:30 a.m.

This year, the event is initiating a new focus: the Race to End Animal Cruelty. This is an enormously important issue, and one that the organization would like to enlist the support of our community to put a stop to. The SPCA of Texas maintains a Rescue and Investigations Department with six full-time humane investigators, two educators, one supervisor and one case manager. The humane investigators respond to more than 3,000 cases of cruelty each year in Texas.  Receiving an average of 3,000-5,000 calls a year from people who have seen or know about cases of animal cruelty, the Rescue and Investigations team rescues approximately 1,500 animals in distress each year in a variety of Texas counties.

In addition to the walk, strutters will enjoy craft beer at Four Corners Brewery, located on the west side of Trinity Groves, as well as free hot dogs and hamburgers. We will also have plenty of family-fun events for you to enjoy in our Bow-Wow-Bazaar, which will include vendor booths, activities for pets and kids, demonstrations and more!  Families will jam out while they bounce, giggle and play in the Puppy Pals Kids Zone. Everyone who registers can also help the SPCA of Texas raise funds by collecting pledges for cool prizes and participating in the individual and corporate fundraising challenges. Those who can't make it that day may register as Lazy Dogs and participate in individual or team fundraising challenges. Online Registration will be available until May 15. 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. All proceeds benefit the SPCA of Texas and our race to end animal cruelty.

Sponsors include: Luke’s Locker, Hill’s Science Diet, Dallas Running Club, RunFAR Racing Services, PepsiCo, Milestone Electric, Four Corners Brewing Company, Resource One Credit Union, Quilling, Selander, Lownds, Winslett & Moser, P.C. and Kroger.

WHEN: Saturday, May 16 from 8 a.m. to noon
Festivities begin at 8 a.m.
Timed 5k begins at 9 a.m.
Walk/Run begins at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Trinity Groves
Base of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in West Dallas
Dallas, TX 75212

COST: Registration fee for an individual is $35 for 3K and $40 for 5K (includes free food, a t-shirt and bandana).
All proceeds benefit the SPCA of Texas. Children 11-years-old and under are free, but must register to receive food and a t-shirt.

HOW: Visit www.StrutYourMutt.infofor complete information and special rules for four-legged participants or to register, create a team or sponsor an individual or a team.

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