Dear Friends & Family,
I will be participating my 5th Strut Your Mutt Event this October! For those that are unfamiliar with Strut Your Mutt; it is a series of huge events - with a community dog walk, 5K run, and even a dog-themed festival - hosted by Best Friends Animal Society in cities across America. People like me "strut” with their dogs at the event to raise money either for Best Friends Animal Society or for a local animal welfare group.
It’s a lot of fun, but here’s really why I’m participating. I walk to support the Miniature Schnauzer & Friends Rescue (MSFR). MSFR was founded in 2006 although the founders have been rescuing schnauzers in the Los Angeles area since 1998. MSFR specializes in rescuing, rehabbing and rehoming Miniature Schnauzers although they also usually have a few other breeds available for adoption. Almost all of their dogs are rescued from Los Angeles area shelters. Each year they rehome approximately 100 dogs. MSFR is small nonprofit organization and are reliant upon donations to keep the rescue organization operational.
2017 has been a busy year for them so far. Among some of the dogs requiring extra care, they've had 3 dogs with broken legs, 2 dogs with mammary tumors, one dog with ingunial hernia repair, 1 dog having bladder stone surgery, 1 dog required eye surgery (for missing eye), 1 dog requires four different surgeries for foxtails, 2 dogs with broken pelvises, 1 dog required multiple surgeries for uretha problems after having surgery on his broken leg and broken pelvis, 1 dog with pyometra requiring emergency spay, 1 dog with dry eyes and dozens of dogs that had dentals done.... well, you get the picture most of the money raised is for vet care!
MSFR is the organization that rescued my Mason. He was bailed out of SEAACA on St. Patrick's Day 2015 after he was found wandering the streets of Downey. Upon his rescue he was treated for a bad case of kennel cough that had turned into pneumonia. Mason was really sick and with the wonderful care and tender love that MSFR gave him he made a full recovery.
Strut Your Mutt is MSFR's main fund raiser for the year. This fund raiser is necessary to keep them a float. Their primary expense is vet bills. Won't you help them to continue with our rescue work! Any amount donate will help. I WOULD LOVE FOR MY FRIENDS TO JOIN US THIS YEAR! Please feel free to "join our team." Non-Schnauzers welcomed! The registration fee will be donated to MSFR.
Thank you for your support.
You can learn more about Miniature Schnauzers & Friends Rescue by visiting their regular website at www.msfr.org
Strut Your Mutt Walk info:
Where: Exposition Park 700 Exposition Park Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90037
When: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Registration 7 AM; 5K & Walk 9 AM