Jessica Benavides
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It's time to strut your stuff with your best tailwaggin’ friend and the SPCA of Texas. Come join the party on Saturday, May 11 at the base of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge near Trinity Groves for the 14th Annual Strut Your Mutt, The Race to End Animal Cruelty, presented by VCA Animal Hospitals and Hill's Pet Nutrition. Registration is $35 for the 3K Fun Run and $40 for the timed 5K (canine companions are welcome but not required). Get $10 OFF your registration with code LASTCHANCE. Register today at! Then, take the next step and form a team to help the SPCA of Texas raise money to end animal abuse. Donations may be made through May 31.

Strut Your Mutt, the Race to End Animal Cruelty will happen rain or shine. In the occurrence of severe weather, please check the Strut Your Mutt Facebook page and website for information. The SPCA of Texas will announce if the race has to be cancelled due to severe weather by 5:30 a.m. tomorrow morning. 

Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow morning. The festivities begin at 8:00 a.m. with with WFAA's Demetria Obilor, Carter from 102.9 NOW and Lone Star 92.5's Debbie Alcocer. The Dallas Mavericks ManiAACs, MavsMan and Champ will be there to pump up the crowd and lead the pre-race warm ups. The timed 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the 3K walk/fun run will begin at 9:30 a.m.

The goal of Strut Your Mutt is to raise awareness about animal cruelty in North Texas. The SPCA of Texas hopes to continue to positively impact this problem with the support of the community. The SPCA of Texas' Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit investigates more than 3,700 animal cruelty cases each year, many resulting in criminal convictions. As a result of these cases, the SPCA of Texas is successful in rescuing over 3,000 animals out of harm's way every year in multiple Texas counties.

After the race/walk, strutters will enjoy a live DJ, free mimosas and beer, as well as free hot dogs and hamburgers provided by Fuddrucker's. We will also have plenty of family-fun events for you to enjoy in our Bow-Wow-Bazaar, which will include vendor booths, demonstrations and more!

SPONSORS INCLUDE: Main Stage Sponsor: ISN; Platinum Paw Presenting Sponsors: Hill’s Pet Nutrition, VCA Animal Hospitals; Golden Collar Sponsors: Geico Texas, Guaranty Bank & Trust, The Run Project; Silver Bone Sponsors: Bulldog Mobile Billboards, The Ginger Man, Hollywood Feed, North Texas Honda Dealers, Orangetheory Fitness, Trinity Groves, Walt Disney Pictures “Aladdin”; Strut Supporter: Dogtopia of Dallas - Inwood, Eco-Safe Natural Pest Control Since 1962, RunFar;  Hospitality Sponsors: Dos Equis, Fuddruckers, HoneyLu's, PepsiCo; Media Sponsors: Best of Guide, iHeart Radio, 102.9 NOW, Lone Star 92.5, WFAA TV-Channel 8; Entertainment Sponsors: Dallas Mavericks featuring the ManiAACs, MavsMan and Champ, Radio DJs featuring DJ Mark Cutz.

WHEN: Saturday, May 11 from 7:30 a.m. to noon
Festivities begin at 8:00 a.m.
Timed 5K begins at 8:30 a.m.
3K Walk/Run begins at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Trinity Groves
Base of the Margaret Hunt-Hill Bridge in Dallas

COST: Registration includes free food, beverages, a t-shirt, dog bandana and goody bag.
3K Fun Run- $35
Timed 5K- $40

HOW: Registration is available online at or you can register onsite the day of the event beginning at 7:30 a.m.

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