Strut Your Mutt Kanab Best Friends Animal Society
Photo: Sarah Kichas, courtesy of Best Friends Animal Society

By Barbara Williamson

Kanab is one of 14 communities participating in Best Friends Animal Society’s Strut Your Mutt (presented by BOBS from Skechers), which brings together passionate people to raise money to save the lives of homeless pets.

Best Friends Strut Your Mutt Kanab will be held Saturday, Sept. 9 at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fundraising goal is $50,000. Registration starts at 10 a.m., a walk begins at 11 a.m., and the event ends at 1 p.m.

Best Friends Strut Your Mutt Kanab features five 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, and directions to the venue, please go here.

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 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 Kanab, please visit

Special thanks to presenting sponsor BOBS from Skechers and national sponsors Instinct, Man’s Best Fan, Mini, PetPlan Pet Insurance and True Car.

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. We are determined to get that number to zero by the year 2025. Working together with you, we will end the killing and save them all. For more information, visit

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