When: Sat., April 28, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 2012
Mutt Strut is the greatest spectacle in dog walking and one of the largest dog-walking events in the world: in each of the past two years, 7,000 humans and 5,000 dogs attended the event at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mutt Strut is the largest fundraising event for the Humane Society of Indianapolis. Mutt Strut is the biggest, most important benefit for the Indy-based, independent non-profit Humane Society of Indianapolis (aka IndyHumane), which receives no funding from tax dollars or national animal-welfare organizations. Registration is open, so join as an individual or in a "pack." Early registration is between $20 and $30, regular registration is between $25 and $35, and day-of registration is between $30 and $40. Mutt Strut is family friendly; dogs (or other four-legged family members) are welcomed and encouraged, but not required. Participation in Mutt Strut directly saves lives: IndyHumane doesn't put animals down because of space or time; its medical team spays/neuters every animal before adoption and provides a wide range of lifesaving treatment; and the organization invests $600 - $800 in every animal who enters the shelter. Mutt Strut has been voted Best Charitable Event in Indianapolis by NUVO readers the past three years in a row.