(Bowling Green)— The Wood County Humane Society (WCHS) wants you to “Get out and wag a tail” at its upcoming Mutt Strut fundraising event on Sunday, September 27, 2015. The event will be held at the W. W. Knight Preserve in Perrysburg and will run from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
The centerpiece of this annual family friendly event is a walk to benefit the non-profit organization. Attendees are encouraged to walk with a pet, walk in memory of a pet, or even walk without a pet. Individuals can sign up to walk (and raise money) as a team on the organization’s Razoo page.
The WCHS Mutt Strut event also will feature a juried Beauty PAWgeant, which will begin at 1:00 pm. Throughout the day, attendees can enjoy face painting, a pet photo booth, food from local food trucks, and raffles.
Registration for the event will begin at noon. The cost of registration is $25, which includes registration for all participating humans and pets, an event T-shirt, participation in the walk, and one entry into the PAWgeant. Participants also can opt for the $100 registration, which includes registration for all participating humans and pets, two event T-shirts, and two raffle tickets. And for the $250 registration fee, participants receive registration for all participating humans and pets, two event T-shirts, two raffle tickets, and a special commemorative throw blanket (to be delivered after the event).
Proceeds from the Mutt Strut will help provide care for the homeless and abused animals housed at the WCHS. The money raised also will help pay for special programs sponsored by the organization, like the cruelty investigation division, a spay/neuter program, and Safe Pets, which helps people escaping domestic violence situations get temporary care for their pets through the WCHS.
The WCHS, located in Bowling Green, Ohio, is a private, non-profit managed admission shelter providing care for homeless and abused pets and investigating cruelty complaints in Wood County. The organization receives no funding from government organizations, The United Way, or national humane organizations, instead relying on earned revenue and the generosity of individual donors and businesses to fund our programs such as Safe Haven and food assistance programs, spay/neuter transport, and educational presentations. The WCHS provides care for hundreds of animals each year—from dogs and cats, to horses, goats, and pocket pets. All animals admitted into our adoption program are housed and cared for as long as it takes to find their fur-ever home. For more information on adopting and/or volunteering, see: