Best Friends Animal Society’s Strut Your Mutt Returns to New York City Saturday, Oct 7

New York City is one of 14 communities participating in Best Friends Animal Society’s Strut Your Mutt, which brings together passionate people to raise money to save the lives of homeless pets.

Best FriendsStrut Your Mutt in New York City will be held October 7 at Hudson River Park’s Pier 26 from 9:00am to 2:00pm

The fundraising goal is $425,000. Registration starts at 9:00am and the walk begins at 10:00am. and event ends at 2:00pm.

Best Friends Strut Your Mutt New York City features 35 animal organizations, all members of the Best Friends No More Homeless Pets® Network (shelters, rescue groups and other animal welfare organizations). For full information on participating rescue groups and shelters, festival events, directions to venue, etc. please go here.

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Best Friends Animal Society Facebook page

New to the event this year will be an adoption component. Dozens of animals displaced from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria are expected at the event from participating rescue organizations, including Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue, Posh Pets Rescue and The Sato Project.

Every day in America’s shelters, nearly 5,500 dogs and cats are killed, simply because they don’t have safe places to call home. But if we work together, we can reduce that number to zero. Best Friends Strut Your Mutt New York City is an important event to help the shelters in this community save animals’ lives.

Nationally the fundraising goal is $3 million. Each year, hundreds of partnering organizations participate in Strut Your Mutt to raise money needed to save lives in their own communities.

Together in 2016, they raised more than $2.6 million — nearly $1.9 of which went straight to 294 participating groups. For many partners, the funds raised during Strut Your Mutt make up a good portion of their funding for the entire year.

To get involved, start your own fundraising page or donate to an existing team in New York City, please visit

About Best Friends Animal Society
Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. A leader in the no-kill movement, Best Friends runs lifesaving programs in partnership with more than 1,900 rescue groups and shelters across the country; regional centers in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Salt Lake City; and the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals. Founded in 1984, Best Friends has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters nationwide from 17 million per year to about two million. That means there are still nearly 5,500 dogs and cats killed every day in shelters, just because they don’t have safe places to call home. Best Friends is  determined to get that number to zero by the year 2025.

The goal is to end the killing and save them all. For more information, visit

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