Thank you for visiting my Strut Your Mutt fundraising page. This is my 9th 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 Chloe, a senior yorkie/shihtzu mix. Chloe was blind and found wandering in Bermuda. A kind OPIN volunteer brought her home to Connecticut, and she joined the OPIN family. OPIN provided the eye surgery Chloe needed to restore her sight and today she is in a loving foster home searching for a permanent home where she can live out her senior years. Chloe's foster mom says she is as sweet as could be. We can't imagine the life she would have had if she'd not been found that day (update 8/30/18, Chloe's foster mom has decided to adopt her - best news ever).
Chloe is just one of the stories we have this year. All year long, we are helping pets like Chloe start a new life, or helping community pets stay in their homes or avoid euthanasia by offering assistance to owners who find themselves in a financial crisis. 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.