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1st annual Strut Your Mutt, The Race to End Animal Cruelty


January 23, 2023

For release: Immediate

For information: Becky Deo; 469-964-6697


SPCA of Texas Announces 1st Annual Strut Your Mutt, The Race to End Animal Cruelty in Ellis County

Saturday, May 13 at Waxahachie’s Getzendaner Park

DALLAS – The SPCA of Texas announces the 1st annual Strut Your Mutt, The Race to End Animal Cruelty, a 3K fun walk, will be Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Getzendaner Memorial Park (400 S Grand Ave, Waxahachie, TX 75165). Day of Event registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 9 a.m.

“We are excited to bring our Strut Your Mutt event to Ellis County,” said SPCA of Texas President & CEO Karen Froehlich, CAWA. “This walk draws important attention to the challenging subject of animal abuse in North Texas and funds raised will be used to support the work of our Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit and the veterinary care services our medical teams provide to animals rescued out of abuse situations.”

Registration cost for the 3K walk is $35; kids age 11 and under are free. Participants can register individually or as a team at, and will receive a goody bag filled with a Strut T-shirt, pet bandana, dog toy and dog treats. An Early Bird Special—$5 off registration—runs Jan. 23 – 26, 2023.

Participants are welcome to bring their furry friends to strut along with them. A Kid’s Corral and Post PAWty will bring fun for kids and adults alike. The Race to End Cruelty also features the Bow Wow Bazaar—vendors catering to animals and their humans. The Bazaar runs from 9 to noon in the park.


About SPCA of Texas

SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare organization in North Texas. Founded in 1938, the non-profit operates two shelters, two spay/neuter clinics, two mobile spay/neuter and wellness vehicles, one mobile adoptions vehicle and an animal rescue center, all located in Dallas and Ellis Counties, and maintains a team of animal cruelty investigators who respond to thousands of calls in North Texas counties. The organization does not euthanize animals for time or space. Moreover, the SPCA of Texas serves as an active resource center for an array of services that bring people and animals together to enrich each other’s lives.


The SPCA of Texas is not affiliated with any other entity and does not receive general operating funds from the City of Dallas, State of Texas, federal government or any other national humane organization. SPCA of Texas is dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home. To learn more about the SPCA of Texas, visit