Thank you for visiting our Strut Your Mutt Team page.
Strut Your Mutt 2017 is here! This is a very important fundraiser for Minnesota PAWS, as we pride ourselves in meeting all of our dogs' medical needs prior to adoption. It is rare that we have a dog or puppy come through our program who doesn't need additional medical care before adoption. Adoption fees really don't cover our costs, and we are so lucky to have generous donors who have supported us along the way!
In this past year we've contributed to our target shelter's building funds, spayed and neutered many dogs in the shelter's community to reduce pet overpopulation, teamed up with A Rotta Love for Twin Cities-based vaccination and spay/ neuter clinics, and covered medical fees at our target shelter's veterinary clinic to ensure all dogs are altered prior to adoption. We couldn't do this without your help!
Take Riley for example:
She came to us with a litter of puppies who were born "accidentally" to an unspayed female dog. Mom was spayed, so we know that won't happen again for this family!
Soon after arriving, we learned that Riley had bilateral cataracts, a rare congenital condition. The cataracts were causing pain and inflammation in her eyes, and they had to be removed. Minnesota PAWS paid for her surgery so that she could go on to live a happy, healthy life. Surgery for bilateral cataracts is around $3000! Rather than put off surgery or have to beg people for funds, we were able to go ahead with the surgery for Riley and her foster family, who fell head-over-heals for this sweet girl, and will be adopting her.
Come join us on September 10th! We'd love to have you as a part of our team! If you can't walk, please consider donating to our team. The dogs will be so grateful!!
Together, we can Save Them All.
Thank you for your support!
Team Minnesota Progressive Animal Welfare Society