Thank you for visiting our Strut Your Mutt Team page. We’re raising money to help end the killing of pets in America’s shelters. And we plan on having a lot of fun doing it!
St. Philip Neri Animal Ministry is a non-profit outreach of St. Philip Neri Ecumenical Church, a non-denominational church that welcomes pets and humans of all faiths. The Animal Ministry was formed in 2011 to reflect the church’s love of all God’s creation. The ministry started as a way to provide comfort and pastoral support to pet owners that were struggling with the death or end of life decisions for their beloved pets. Eventually the Ministry’s mission grew to include providing food, resources, and support to “God’s creatures and the individuals that love and care for them.”
In 2015, to satisfy the Animal Ministry’s mission to support programs that benefit shelter animals, the Animal Ministry began sponsoring shelter dogs for the TAILS (Teaching Animals & Inmates Life Skills) Program. To date, the Animal Ministry has sponsored 14 dogs at four correctional facilities.
Today, the Ministry’s mission has further expanded to support programs that benefit shelter animals while still continuing to provide support to pets and their parents. Since its creation, the Animal Ministry has provided assistance to over 65 animals through various rescue organizations, individuals and families.
Please join us either by registering for our team or donating to one of our team members. Your donation is tax deductible and each participating animal welfare organization keeps 100 percent of the money raised after transaction fees. And the best part? That money will help save the lives of homeless pets.
Together, we can Save Them All.
Thank you for your support!