You might be wondering- what exactly is Strut Your Mutt all about? And why is everyone so hyped up over a dog walk?
We realize the name might seem a little confusing, let us explain why it's such a BIG deal to us!
It seems pretty one sided (it's about the cats too!), and kinda silly really, but it's our single MOST important platform each year, to raise the money that will give us the financial means to rescue more dogs AND more cats in the coming year. So you can see why its a big deal to all of us here at CAWS.
Thankfully, every year Best Friends (you know, the guys down in Kanab) put together this big event where our supportive community businesses, friends, and family are able to make tax-deductible donations that will directly go to the dogs and cats that we are able to rescue.
This "Strut Your Mutt" isn't even really about walking your dog. Nope, it's about raising money so that we can save more innocent lives. Then in October we get to celebrate with our friends and our pets, after we have reached our goal, with a giant celebration and a walk in the park. Sounds cool right?
More money means more lives saved. It's really pretty simple. Our teams of committed Cat and Dog Volunteers work feverishly to stretch every penny raised. From negotiated discounted rates with our supporting vets, price shopping medications, utilizing donated items, to the frugal home care our volunteers are able to give- saving as much as we can, so that we can save MORE animals. You can be sure your hard earned dollar will be much appreciated and put to good use.
So... how can YOU help? (so glad you asked!)By donating! All donations are a tax write-off and will go directly to help a cat or dog in our program. By Joining us! We need all of the help we can get. When you sign up to "strut" you will be both donating to our cause (pun intended) and also helping us fund-raise by asking your friends, family, and community businesses to donate. (you also get a cool shirt and bag of goodies at the event!)
As you might know, CAWS is a 501c3, non-profit, animal rescue group. We have been committed to saving animals in and around Utah for over 20 years. Our group is funded solely on the donations we receive.