Thank you for visiting my Strut Your Mutt fundraising page. This is my 8th year participating in the event and I'll be walking with OPIN Inc. (Outreach to Pets In Need).
Strut Your Mutt isn’t your average dog walk. Hosted by Best Friends Animal Society, it’s a huge festival with dog friendly events that raises money for a cause — saving the lives of animals.
This charity walk is a lot of fun, but here’s really why I’m participating; to raise money to save the lives of the many pets OPIN cares for each and every day. That’s why I’m joining thousands of fellow supporters in 14 festival cities and online to take part in this incredible fundraising event.
I need your help to reach my goal. Can I count on your donation for this sponsored walk? It’s tax-deductible for you, and the great thing is each participating animal welfare organization keeps all the money it raises (after transaction fees).
Your donation will help OPIN save pets like Bella, the little poodle we are walking for this year. Bella is an 8-year old poodle that we took in. After her visit to the vet, it was discovered that Bella had large bladder and anal tumors that needed immediate care. Bella first underwent IV chemotherapy and now is being given an oral version of chemo. She is under the loving care of The Veterinary Cancer Center in Norwalk, CT and is doing fantastic. Her foster mom says she is quite a character. Once Bella receives her clean bill of health, she will be looking for a new home. Until then, we will care for her like one of our very own pets.
Bella is just one of the stories we have this year. All year long, we are helping pets like Bella start a new life, or helping community pets stay in their homes or avoid euthanasia by offering financial assistance to owners who find themselves in a financial crisis but need emergency or other care for their furry family member. Or, maybe it's the pet owned by a victim of domestic violence. OPIN is there 24/7 to step in and offer a safe haven foster home until the pet's owner can secure a safe place away from the abuser. One by one by one, we are making a difference thanks to your support. Thank you for helping OPIN to save lives.