Miniature Schnauzers & Friends Rescue is a small 501(c)(3) nonprofit dog rescue founded in 2006. We are volunteer based, so 100% of the donations go toward caring for the dogs. Our largest expense is vet bills. We rescue approximately 100 dogs (mostly schnauzers and schnauzer mixes but we also have other dogs we rescue) each year from local LA area animals shelters. Many of the dogs we rescue are dogs with medical issues that would not otherwise get adopted.
2017 has been a busy year for us so far. Among some of the dogs requiring extra care, we'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!
Its only mid year and our vet bills have far exceeded our donations intake, so its time again to raise awareness and do some fund raising so we can continue to rescue dogs in need. Strut Your Mutt is the only real fund raiser we do each year, we never ask for pledges to rescue a dog and we rarely ask for donations via facebook. Miniature Schnauzers & Friends Rescue is able to rescue and continue rescuing because of our generous donors and supporters.
This year the event is Saturday October 21, 2017 at Exposition Park, this year it is afternoon walk and Registration and be done online or onsite. However you can also register online as a walker so you can help us fundraiser (link below). Walkers can be virtual or physical
We are hoping to have some people join is the physical walk so we can have a real schnauzer presence! Non-schnauzers welcome too!
To sign on to actually walk click the "Join Us" button at the top of the page. There is a $15 registration fee for particating in the walk. Or you can be a "virtual walker" and just help fundraise. The registration fees get donated to MSFR.
If you don't want walk or fund raise but wish to make a donation, click the "donate" button at the top of the page.
Who: You and anyone you know with the swag to strut for homeless pets in Los Angeles or around the nation
What: A leisurely fundraising dog walk, or (new this year) a 5K run with (or without) your dog, followed by a doggie-themed festival that includes pet contests,photos, doggie goodies, fun activities for you and your furry friend, food, refreshments and more
Where: Exposition Park 700 Exposition Park Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90037
When: Saturday, October 21, 2017 1:30pm - 6pm actual walk starts at 3:00pm, come earlier to sign in or register