Taking a stroll with your pet and meeting thousands of other animal lovers is a fun day out, but there’s also an important reason to tie up your sneakers and head to the track: Mutt Strut 2013, presented by Harrison College, is our largest annual fundraiser.
Your fundraising matters because you are saving lives! Every year, more than 10,000 animals are put down in Marion County and you’re doing your part to help save these animals.
IndyHumane serves thousands and thousands of animals every year, and each of these animals requires an average of $700 worth of care. All animals are given a thorough medical exam, spayed or neutered as necessary, microchipped, and temperament-tested to make sure they are physically and mentally ready to be adopted. We are the only shelter in the state with a fully staffed medical team and surgery suite, allowing us to care for animals that come to our shelter, as well as animals who need help from other shelters and rescue groups. We believe every animal’s life is worth saving, and any funds that you raise DO make a difference!
Your fundraising is our sole source of funding: We receive no tax dollars from our local or state governments, and we are not members of the Humane Society of United States or the ASPCA, meaning we rely completely on local support for our daily operations. We are so appreciative that you’re involved – and our animals are, too!
It’s easier than you may think. Many of the people you see and talk to on a regular basis will be happy to help if they know you are fundraising! All it takes is a second to ask. IndyHumane has put together some tips to aid you in your efforts. If you’d like, you can contact us and we can also provide you with a Mutt Strut collection box for your desk or business, fundraising Paw Prints Pads to easily collect donations one dollar at a time, or information on forming your own Mutt Strut Pack! Check out the pictures of our Paw Pads and collection boxes below.
We make it easy for your supporters to donate online, too, through your individual registration page. Friends prefer to write a check or give you cash? Use this paper donation form or personal donation tracker to collect “offline” donations, then follow the mailing instructions on the form(s)!
|Sell a fundraising Paw Print for $1 or more each (come in a stack of 50). Donors can write their name in the space provided to show their support of Mutt Strut and IndyHumane! Hang them around your office, school or business! Contact us if you’d like to use these for your fundraising efforts!||Set one of these fantastic donation boxes on your desk, counter or anywhere that is easy to collect donations. Drop in your spare change (it adds up quickly!) or ask friends and coworkers to donate theirs! Contact us if you’d like to use a donation box for your fundraising efforts!|