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Strut Your Mutt : Support IndyHumane

Join the Humane Society of Indianapolis for the greatest spectacle in dog walking as Harrison College presents Mutt Strut 2012 on Saturday, April 28th. This one-of-a-kind event will bring people together from across Indiana and the country to walk the famous 2 ½ -mile oval at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in support of the Humane Society of Indianapolis (IndyHumane). In 2011, more than 6,000 people attended, and the crowd is expected to be even larger this year.

Individuals can register to walk, with or without a pet, or create a Mutt Strut Pack (team) to raise money for IndyHumane as a group with friends, family or co-workers. Gates open at 9:30am on April 28th and Opening Ceremonies begin at 10:45am. The Track will remain open to walkers until 3pm for this rolling-start event Voted Best Charitable Event in Indianapolis by NUVO readers the last three years in a row!

For animals or owners that may not want to walk the full oval, there is a one-mile short course. Strollers and wagons are also permitted on the Track and Harrison College School of Veterinary Technology organizes “Paw Check” stations in the Plaza and around the Track in case pets need TLC.

Through registrations, individuals and Packs are raising funds for IndyHumane and all proceeds go to help save the lives of the more than 6,000 animals the shelter helps each year. IndyHumane encourages participants to get friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to support their fundraising efforts and to set a fundraising goal of $700. This amount is, on average, what IndyHumane spends on the care (including medical attention, feeding, training and other care) of each animal they take in.

IndyHumane does not put animals down for space or time and operates completely on donations.

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