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SPCA of Texas Offers Shelter Pet Naming Contest for Strut Your Mutt Registrations

(DALLAS, TX; McKINNEY, TX; WAXAHACHIE, TX); March 1, 2021 – The SPCA of Texas is offering a shelter pet naming contest to those who register for its 16th annual Strut Your Mutt, the Race to End Animal Cruelty, from March 1 through March 7, 2021. All who register during that time will be entered for a chance to win and choose the name of a shelter pet at the SPCA of Texas, pending final approval by the organization. The winner will be announced on the SPCA of Texas' social media channels on March 8, including FacebookTwitter and Instagram. To register for Strut Your Mutt, visit

The SPCA of Texas' Strut Your Mutt, the Race to End Animal Cruelty, presented by Hill’s Pet Nutrition and VCA Animal Hospitals, will take place virtually Thursday, May 6 through Saturday, May 8, 2021. The event is virtual, and minimal contact swag bag pick-ups will take place at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center at 2400 Lone Star Drive in Dallas from noon to 2 p.m. The SPCA of Texas is inviting its supporters and friends to register, form teams and raise funds to end animal cruelty, as the SPCA of Texas needs the support of the community now more than ever during these challenging times. To get started right away, visit

The goal of Strut Your Mutt is to raise awareness about animal cruelty in North Texas. The SPCA of Texas' Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit responds to thousands of calls to rescue abandoned or neglected animals, many resulting in criminal convictions in multiple North Texas counties. This critical work continues, even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

To participate, register and form a team at their all new website,, and fundraise to help the SPCA of Texas. Registration for a virtual strutter with a sport t-shirt is $40, a virtual strutter with a t-shirt is $35 and a virtual strutter without a t-Shirt is $25. Additionally, runners can track their mileage with apps such as Run Keeper and Strava. Once a team is registered and given a memorable name, strutters can set up a fundraising goal, recruit team members and build team spirit through their team page.

Then, between now and May 8, strutters can walk or run from the safety their neighborhoods or their favorite paths, tracks or trails…with their best canine friends by their side, of course! All at their own pace.

The SPCA of Texas is grateful to its Strut Your Mutt sponsors, including: Clooney's Platinum Paw Presenting Sponsors: Hill’s Pet Nutrition, VCA Animal Hospitals; Virtual Village Sponsor: ISN Software Corporation; Dog Toy Sponsor: ISN Software Corporation; Mazi's Silver Bone Sponsors: LaCroix Sparkling Water, Guaranty Bank & Trust, Hollywood Feed; Gritty's Best Friend Sponsor: HomeAgain; and Sam's Strut Sponsor: Higginbotham Insurance.

For high-profile sponsorship opportunities, please contact Travis Hill at or 214-461-5158. For information about the event, please contact Jan Scoggins at or 214-461-1830.


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SPCA of Texas Voices

"I'm absolutely in LOVE with Kitty (formerly Kaleigh). I know her name isn't original at all but I just started calling her that until I could think of a name and it just stuck - it's so her! I've attached two photos - she's seriously the most beautiful kitty in the world! She loves to steal tennis balls and bones from her dog sister - she thinks she's a dog! She enjoys going for walks and car rides, snuggling with mom, bird watching, drinking from the sink, playing with her pipe cleaners and getting into mom's makeup in the mornings. I couldn't 'imagine life without her. She's the absolute best!"

Laureen Jankins

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