Best Friends Animal Society’s Strut Your Mutt raises $43,000 for animal rescue groups and shelters

A happy dog takes a stroll during the Strut Your Mutt event at Best Friends Animal Society Saturday, Kanab, Utah, Sept. 18, 2016 | Photo courtesy of Molly Wald, Best Friends Animal Society, St. George News

KANAB — Best Friends Animal Society’s Strut Your Mutt Kanab saw nearly 275 people and 175 dogs raise just over $43,000 through the annual event to benefit local animal rescues and shelters. Best Friends’ top Network Partner, Page Animal Adoption Agency, raised nearly $2,000 to directly help fund their lifesaving programs in the community. The Iron County Sheriff’s Animal Shelter in Cedar City also participated.

Donations will be accepted online for your favorite participating rescue or shelter through Monday, October 31.

Strut Your Mutt events were initiated by Best Friends in Salt Lake City in 1996, and are now held in 14 communities nationwide.The online fundraising event brings together rescue groups, shelters and individuals to celebrate the collective effort of saving the lives of shelter pets.

Best Friends Strut Your Mutt Salt Lake City will be held Saturday, Oct. 22 at Liberty Park.

About Best Friends Animal Society

Best Friends Animal Society is a nonprofit organization building no-kill programs and partnerships that will bring about a day when there are No More Homeless Pets®. The society’s leading initiatives in animal care and community programs are coordinated from its Kanab, Utah, headquarters, the country’s largest no-kill sanctuary. This work is made possible by the personal and financial support of a grassroots network of supporters and community partners across the nation.

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