Ladies and gentlemen, start your paws!
Spring in Indianapolis means it’s time for one of the furriest events of the year: IndyHumane’s Mutt Strut! Each year, more than 7,000 pet lovers and their four-legged friends come together at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for The Greatest Spectacle in Dog Walking.
If you’ve never been to Mutt Strut, you’ve been missing out on one of Indy’s signature events! More than 6,200 pets – including dogs, cats, at least one iguana and a tortoise – attended Mutt Strut last year, and thousands more supported the event through contributions to participants and teams.
So what is Mutt Strut? It’s the largest annual fundraising event for the Humane Society of Indianapolis – your local, nonprofit, independent animal shelter – and every dollar raised from participants directly supports animals in need right here in Indy. In 2014, nearly $350,000 was raised by individuals, teams, and corporate sponsors, and that support helped to provide care for more than 3,600 animals who found themselves at IndyHumane!
The main event is a walk around the track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It’s the only time people and their pets are allowed on the world-famous home of the Indy 500 and the Grand Prix of Indianapolis, and a great way to experience the history and scale of an Indy icon! There’s also the Party on the Plaza, where participants can interact with sponsors and vendors, grab a bite from one of the food trucks, and learn about other great Central Indiana nonprofits. You’ll also find entertainers, performers, and kids’ activities; see demonstrations from IndyHumane canine and feline specialists; and learn about the different programs services offered by IndyHumane.
There’s a reason it’s called The Greatest Spectacle in Dog Walking, and we hope you’ll join us for the fun!
We’re inviting all friends of Sun King Brewing to join our SKB team and help us help the animals at IndyHumane. To get signed up, you can click here, or head to http://register.indymuttstrut.org/SKBand click “Join Team”, or create your own team and try to out-strut our staff! The first 200 folks to register with the case-sensitive discount code “SKBStrut” will receive a 10% discount off their registration, so act quickly!
Thinking about going BIG for Mutt Strut? The individual participant that raises the most for IndyHumane at Mutt Strut will be crowned TOP DOG 2016, and will have their pooch’s mug on the posters, T-shirts, and marketing pieces for Mutt Strut 2016! There are other great prizes for fundraising, too, including a Mutt Strut leash and collar set and a personalized basket of pet and human goodies! (There are prizes for the top fundraising team, too, so if you’re going to compete with us, make sure you mean business!)
The Humane Society of Indianapolis has served the Indy area since 1905, and is more than just a great place to find your new furry best friend! IndyHumane’s two low-cost vaccine clinics are a great resource for keeping your dog or cat healthy and happy with affordable vaccines, microchipping, flea/tick preventative, and more! You can also visit the IndyHumane Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic on the near west side to get your pet fixed before summer, and get him or her vaccinated while you’re there! Our Canine Training School and Dog Park at 79th and Michigan are great for Mutt Strut warm-ups, and for spending time building an even better relationship with your furry friend.
So bring your pet, your friends, your coworkers, or just yourself (no pet required!) for a walk around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and get your paws moving! Check it out at IndyMuttStrut.org, and we’ll see you at the track!