2017-08-10 / News

Sign up for Strut Your Mutt

Registration is open for Strut Your Mutt, the Animal Welfare Society’s largest annual fundraiser. Due to the generosity of the event’s underwriting sponsor, Kennebunk Savings, all registration fees, corporate sponsorships and pledge money raised from the walk benefit pets that need medical care.

In its 23rd year, Strut Your Mutt takes place at Mother’s Beach in Kennebunk on Sunday, Sept. 10. The walk kicks off at 11 a.m. with festivities beginning at 9 a.m. Festivities include a kid zone with carnival games and a bounce house, a canine agility zone, sponsored by Williams-Greco, and a wellness zone, where dogs can get microchip scans and nail trims. There will be a pet pavilion with merchant and vendor booths. Throughout the morning, the Serfs will provide live music.

“Strut Your Mutt is a very fun day at the beach. Everybody – pooches and people of all ages – will enjoy the festivities leading up to the scenic walk, including a complimentary photo booth, which is new this year,” said Stephanie Kelley, one of the event’s organizers. “We encourage our supporters to register in advance and ask friends and family members for pledges. All funds raised at Strut are allocated to pet medical care to cover everything from a simple dose of antibiotics to a major surgery. Because of our community’s generosity each year at Strut, hundreds of pets receive the veterinary care – and happy, healthy lives – they deserve.”

Registration is $12 per individual or $25 for a family (two adults and up to four children). Participants are welcomed to walk as a team, but should register individually. Prizes, including a weekend getaway to Portland, complete with dog boarding, will be awarded to top individual fundraisers. Other prizes include tickets, gift cards and pet accessories. Registration is available online at http:// animalwelfaresociety.org/news-events/ strut-your-mutt/ or at the Animal Welfare Society’s adoption center in West Kennebunk.

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