It’s time you bring out your pooch for a good cause!
On Saturday, May 12 at 9 a.m., join animal lovers throughout Chicagoland for the 17th annual Strut for Strays, hosted by C.A.R.E. The event is a volunteer-run community animal rescue effort. Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl will also be present.
You do not need a dog to attend.
This annual fundraiser brings the C.A.R.E. community and their dogs together for a three-mile morning walk. The Strut course starts at Ladd Arboretum on McCormick Boulevard, and meanders along the beautiful Sculpture Park to Dempster Street and then back to the Arboretum.
In addition to the walk, participants can look forward to the Doggie Carnival, hot coffee, snacks and the chance to interact with dogs of all shapes and sizes. Former C.A.R.E. dogs (and their people) will also have a chance to pose for an Alumni Photo.
A pledge of $30 guarantees entry and a goodie bag, while a pledge of $50 guarantees entry, a Strut T-shirt and goodie bag. Pledge forms can be downloaded from the C.A.R.E. website.
Funds raised from the Strut are used for C.A.R.E.’s operational expenses for pet food, medical care, adoption outreach and more.
The Strut is made possible by support from Rob Paddor at Evanston Subaru in Skokie, Mary Summerville of Jameson|Sotheby’s Realty, Dr. Julia Weertman, DDS, Wendy DeCarlo and The Dog Obedience Group.
About C.A.R.E./Evanston Animal Shelter
C.A.R.E. is a volunteer-operated, not-for-profit animal shelter founded in 1987 in Evanston, Ill. C.A.R.E. facilitates animal adoptions by enrolling dogs in the Canine School of Etiquette. Cats and kittens are lovingly socialized, with younger animals often staying in foster care. All adoptees are spayed or neutered and receive microchips and vaccinations. C.A.R.E adoption counselors use ASPCA’s “Meet Your Match” adoption program to help assure successful long-term relationships between the pets and their new families. Relying on more than 150 volunteers who dedicate time to caring for Evanston’s dogs and cats in need, C.A.R.E places more than 400 animals a year in loving new homes.