We are so excited to announce today the largest fundraising increase in 10 years for our 16th annual Mutt Strut, which took place last month at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In total, the 2019 Mutt Strut raised nearly $320,000 and hosted more than 3,500 participants. This is the highest revenue for the event since 2012, the largest one-year increase in event revenue in a decade, and one of our most successful fundraisers ever.
The profits from 2019 Mutt Strut will support hundreds of animals in need of adoption, medical treatment, spay or neuter services, behavior training, or fostering. On average, we take in approximately 300 animals per month. In 2018, our nonprofit shelter placed 3,400 animals into loving forever homes. IndyHumane serves approximately 10,000 animals annually, from adoption services to low-cost vaccinations and life-saving surgeries.
“The proceeds from Mutt Strut are incredibly important to our organization,” said David Horth, IndyHumane CEO. “We need these resources to sustain the medical, behavior, foster and rescue programs we provide to animals, not to mention the operation costs of the shelter. I’m grateful for the dedication of the IndyHumane team, volunteers, sponsors, honorary co-chairs Scott Dixon and Emma Davies-Dixon and thank everyone who participated in Mutt Strut in support of the shelter and our services.”