Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Every year without fail I receive an email from Terri announcing the Best Friends Strut Your Mutt fundraiser she and Chester (her only canine furry family member) take part in. Since my serious walking is confined to my Brooklyn neighborhood with Annie as my walking companion or Green-Wood Cemetery with family and friends, I sponsor Terri and Chester (go Chester!).

I just received Terri's email but my buddy Chester won't be walking this year. Chester is getting up there in years. He's slowing up, hard-of-hearing and blind. But he's happy, loved and well cared for and comfortable in his familiar surroundings. And there's the rub, since he only makes this walk once a year the route doesn't exactly qualify as 'familiar'.

This year I will pick another member of team City Critters to sponsor. I suggest you read up on Strut Your Mutt especially the four ways to participate, pick one and join the pack!

Support City Critters' Dog Pack
Help raise funds needed to support the work we do! Strut Your Mutt is sponsored by Best Friends Animal Society and it takes place on Saturday, September 28th at Pier 84 along the Hudson River Park. 

There are so many ways to help

The lovely Gilda will be struttin'

Sponsor one of our Pack Members! Get your family, friends, co-workers, facebook friends and twitter followers to do so as well. If you don't know who to sponsor, our President Holly Staver will be walking with her two rescued Chihuahuas, Ginger and Gilda, so you can sponsor Holly and her doggies. Or support Team Captain Kathleen Daly and her beautiful Roxy! 

Funds go to support animals like Cinnamon, a 12-year-old surrendered to us who turned out to have expensive medical problems.

Join our Pack! We'd love for you to walk with us with or without a dog. There is a $30.00 fee ($50 for couples) but then you will set up your own fundraiser page and gather your own sponsors. Don't forget to look into corporate matching programs.

Sabrina and Bosley, two of the many kittens and adolescents who are still waiting for homes.

Become a Virtual Walker! For $10.00 you can register, set up a page and rally to gather sponsors for City Critters. Go to City Critters' Dog Pack page and you are on your way.


Just donate to us directly and tell us that Strut Your Mutt gave you the idea. 

Last year we raised $10,000. This year our goal is $12,000 or more. Your support will help us to continue helping animals in need. 

City Critters, Inc.

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