It is that time again, the 2012 Music City Mutt Strutt benefiting our local Nashville Humane Association will take place on Saturday September 22, 2012 at Centennial Park from 9-10:30 a.m. The “strutt” is for dog owners of all ages and their adorable furry friends. The organization hopes to raise more than $40,000 at this year’s event to help fund different initiatives throughout the year. The annual Dog Day Festival will begin immediately following the race featuring fun activities for kids, a microchip clinic for your dogs and live music outside at Centennial Park. You don’t have to “strutt” to attend the festival, but both are fun events the entire community of dog lovers look forward to each year. Although the Mutt Strutt is just one way to help the local humane association and have a good time, volunteering at the animal shelter can be done at any time and is a great activity for a family, group of friends or classmates.
The Nashville Humane Association Volunteer Program offers various volunteering opportunities and ways you can get involved and support its mission. Learn more about sponsorship, donations, pet food drives and spreading shelter awareness to help our furry friends. Many students find that it is an awesome learning experience in the fields of biology, animal science and even the medical field when they assist at the center and gain hands-on experience. School teachers are especially encouraged to organize classroom or group events with their students and work with the shelter to create a volunteer opportunity that is truly unique for all-aged children. Even young people under the age of 13 can help and give time to the shelter.
Suggested activities may include organizing a class-wide pet food drive or having children create posters about the Nashville Humane Association and its important topics, including pet care, spaying and neutering, or other pet-related issues that come to mind. Teenagers between the ages of 13 and 15 can assist with animal care at the shelter alongside an adult or guardian. Volunteers aged 16 and older can work with the dogs and volunteer without a guardian, assisting with feeding, care and the adoption of animals. The shelter is a great environment for anyone to learn more about pet care and offers a convenient way for young adults and students to build their resumes and volunteer experience. Information and Volunteer Applications may be obtained at the Nashville Humane Association’s website.
WHEN: Saturday, September 22, 2012.
Registration and entertainment: 9 a.m.
Mutt Strutt begins: 9:45 a.m.
Dog Day Festival begins: 10 a.m.
Centennial Park Band Shell
2500 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
REGISTRATION: $20 per person if registered by September 1
$25 from September 1 through day-of race – click here to register online or call 615-669-8984.
DRESS: Walking/running gear and/or other appropriate athletic wear. Don’t forget your dog leash!
Nashville Humane Association
213 Oceola Avenue
Nashville, TN 37209
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 12 – 5 p.m.
Closed on Wednesdays