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Strut Your Mutt Event to Raise Funds for Homeless and At-Risk Animals 

Local nonprofit animal welfare organization, Silicon Valley Pet Project (SVPP), is participating in the Best Friends Animal Society’s “Strut Your Mutt.” This is the fourth year SVPP is participating and are inviting the community to join their team.

This year, SVPP is joining hundreds of animal rescue groups across the country. The event, which helps local animal rescues and shelters raise funds for their life-saving work, will take place on Sept. 7, at Little Marina Green in San Francisco. Participants can walk with or without their dogs, enjoy on-site festivities and meet fellow dog lovers.

“This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year,” said SVPP President Melissa Lisbon. “Funds raised as part of Strut Your Mutt help with the rescue, fostering and medical care of dogs, cats and kittens year-round.


“We can accomplish great things by working together, and we are asking the community to help us take action for the pets and people in Silicon Valley,” continued Lisbon.

Since the very first event in 1996 in Salt Lake City, Strut Your Mutt has grown into a national series where local animal rescue organizations and animal shelters raise money to help the pets in their care.  Events will be held across the country this year in cities including San Francisco, Houston, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Jacksonville, and Atlanta.

The Strut Your Mutt event’s on-site registration begins at 11 a.m. The walk, following the flat and mostly paved paths of Crissy Field, begins at 1 p.m. The registration fee ($20 in advance and $25 on-site) is tax-deductible and goes straight to SVPP. Registration includes entry to the event and an official Strut Your Mutt t-shirt.

For those who can’t join the walk but still want to support the important cause, SVPP is inviting them to “Strut from the couch” — they can donate and be part of the team remotely.

SVPP is a certified Best Friends Animal Society Network Partner. For more information, go to


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