Mutt Strut Returns to Indy Speedway
The eighth annual Mutt Strut, one of the largest dog-walking events in the world, will return to the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 1. In each of the past two years, approximately 8,000 people and 5,000 dogs attended the event, a rare opportunity for race fans to walk around the 2.5-mile world-famous oval race course.
Mutt Strut is the largest annual event benefiting the independent nonprofit Humane Society of Indianapolis (aka IndyHumane), which receives no funding from tax dollars or national animal welfare organizations. Participation in Mutt Strut directly saves lives. IndyHumane doesn’t put animals down because of space or time; its medical team spays/neuters every animal before adoption and provides a wide range of lifesaving treatment, and the organization invests $600 to $800 in every animal who enters the shelter.
Local celebrities including Brad Stevens, head coach of the Butler Bulldogs men’s basketball team; and Butler Blue II, the Butler mascot, will be on hand at the event, presented by Harrison College School of Veterinary Technology, in partnership with St. Vincent Health.