Coming up Sept. 26, IndyHumane's biggest annual fundraiser will take place on the virtual stage.
An estimated 1,200 people and their pets will be strutting their stuff in their neighborhoods and communities around Indianapolis to raise funds for IndyHumane during the virtual 17th annual Mutt Strut.
Mutt Strut is the animal welfare nonprofit’s signature fundraiser. These fundraising dollars are needed more than ever to help cover shortfalls in the shelter’s other revenue sources due to the impacts of COVID-19. IndyHumane made the decision in July to move Mutt Strut to a virtual fundraiser due to the pandemic.
Those interested in participating in the virtual event can register as an individual or join a team. Registrants can purchase an exclusive bandana for their pet for an additional $10. Pre-event, registrants will be invited to participate in fundraising challenges and enter giveaways for prizes.
On Sept. 26, the shelter will broadcast event ceremonies via Facebook at 10:30 a.m., hosted by event emcee Meredith Juliet of local television station WTHR. During the broadcast, IndyHumane will present fundraising awards for Top Dog, Top Team, and the Mari Hulman George Volunteer Service Award. Registrants will then be invited to participate in a scavenger hunt, either in their own neighborhood or by visiting various sponsor locations around greater Indianapolis. Participants will take photos of/at various stations and submit photos to be entered to win prizes.
Updates on registration, event information and additional ways to support the shelter are available at www.indymuttstrut.org. More information will be made available in the coming days on the website and on IndyHumane’s social media channels.