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SPCA of Texas Hosts the 11th Annual Strut Your Mutt, The Race to End Animal Cruelty on Saturday, May 14 

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 14 in Trinity Groves for the SPCA of Texas’ 11th Annual Strut Your Mutt, The Race to End Animal Cruelty. Registration is $35 for 3K and $40 for 5K per person and canine companions are welcome (but not required). Register today at strutyourmutt2016.com!

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 9:15 a.m.

The SPCA of Texas' Strut Your Mutt race is focused on the Race to End Animal Cruelty. Animal cruelty is an enormously important problem in North Texas, and one that the SPCA of Texas can positively impact with the support of the community. The SPCA of Texas' Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit at the SPCA of Texas has full-time professional humane investigators, educators, a supervisor and a case manager. The Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit receives an average of 3,000-5,000 calls for help and investigates more than 3,000 animal cruelty cases each year, some resulting in criminal convictions. As a result of these cases, the SPCA of Texas is successful in rescuing over 2,000 animals out of harm's way every year in multiple Texas counties.

In addition to the walk, strutters will enjoy beer and refreshments, 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 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. Online registration will be available until May 13. 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.

Sponsors include: Presenting Sponsor: VCA Animal Hospitals; Bronze Bark Sponsors: Luke's Locker, PepsiCo and Trinity Groves Association; and Man's Best Friend Sponsor: Saint Bernard Sports.

WHEN: Saturday, May 14 from 8 a.m. to noon
Festivities begin at 8 a.m.
Timed 5K begins at 9 a.m.
3K Walk/Run begins at 9:15 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 (includes free food, a t-shirt and bandana).
Children 11 years old and under are free, but must register to receive food and a t-shirt.
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 strutyourmutt2016.com

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