9th Annual “Mutt Strut”
Annual walk dedicated to the memory of Doc
It’s that time of year when Chicagoans “strut” their stuff for charity at the 9th Annual Chicago Canine Rescue (CCR) Mutt Strut! On Saturday, September 29th dog lovers and their four-legged friends are invited for a 1.5 mile walk with their “mutt,” followed by a block party with food, entertainment and more! On a somber note, Chicago Canine Rescue is dedicating the walk to Doc, a pup who came to the non-profit to find a new life full of happiness, fun and kindness, but instead was killed by his adopter in a tragedy that recently made headlines. Please show your support for all dogs at this year’s Mutt Strut as we walk to end violence against animals in Doc’s memory. Proceeds from the event will benefit Chicago Canine Rescue (CCR).
This event is open to all ages and is the ultimate canine friendly, end of summer stroll through Lakeview! Participants are invited to get some exercise, followed by a family block party (kids and dogs are FREE). All participants are encouraged to grab some snacks from the Whole Foods booth, enjoy music, children’s activities, contests, raffles and visit with adoptable CCR dogs. New this year will be a fun Doggy Olympics agility course sponsored by The Company of Animals. Plus, check out special deals on both pet and human merchandise at neighborhood shops!
Proud CCR supporter, Kye Martin of NBC5, will be the celebrity emcee of the event. Kye and her husband adopted Bo, a 90 lb. Shepherd Mix after meeting him at Mutt Strut 2012. “Needless to say, he is an essential part of the family, and although he’s chewed through a few slippers and countless kids’ toys, he’s a charming mutt,” comments Kye.
WHEN:Saturday, September 29 shine only. Rain date is scheduled for October 28.
Registration Begins at 11am – with the walk kicking off at noon!
Walk and Block Party 12pm – 2pm.
WHERE: Lakeview along Newport Avenue (between Southport and Lakewood).
PRICE: $25/person – please register in advance at www.chicagocaninerescue.com.
Kids and dogs are FREE.
The more money you help raise for CCR, the more prizes you win!
ABOUT CHICAGO CANINE RESCUE
Chicago Canine Rescue (CCR) was founded in 2001 to help find permanent, loving homes for homeless dogs in Chicago. In just over ten years, our dedicated organization has saved the lives of over 3,700 dogs, cats, kittens and puppies. CCR helps some of the Midwest’s most vulnerable animals – dogs with broken bones, older dogs that require dentals, moms with nursing pups, blind and deaf dogs, dogs with heartworm disease, skin problems and infections, our list goes on and on. Our new, larger shelter location at 5272 N. Elston Ave in Chicago provides these vulnerable animals with a safe haven and gives potential adopters a place to come and meet our dogs available for adoption. This year, over 700 animals that were facing euthanasia in other area shelters will instead come through CCR’s doors and receive much needed medical services and find loving families!
For more information, please visit www.chicagocaninerescue.org. You can also reach CCR representative Candace Canty at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.371.7827.