2016 Mutt March
Sunday June 5, 2016 at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores
May 17, 2016
The Michigan Humane Society invites area animal lovers to join us for the 28th annual Mutt March, presented by Sellers Bowman Subaru, taking place on Sunday, June 5, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. This annual walk offers a relaxed and family-friendly atmosphere, as participants enjoy a scenic morning stroll of up to five miles on the grounds of the beautiful Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores.
“The Mutt March plays a huge role in helping the tens of thousands of animals that MHS cares for every year,” said Matthew Pepper, MHS’ President and CEO. “We invite all animal lovers to enjoy this beautiful walk with their friends, family members and four-legged companions.”
This year’s Mutt March Grand Marshal is Stoney (a.k.a. Hank Azul), who was picked up by the MHS Cruelty Investigation Department when they saw him on the side of the road. He was later adopted by Grosse Pointe Park residents Martin and Sherilyn Steiger.
Watch Stoney’s rescue story:
Individual walkers and teams can register, set up personalized web pages, and collect donations online. Online registration is not required, but encouraged.
Each walker who raises $192 – enough to change the life of an animal in need –will receive an official Mutt March T-shirt the day of the event at the check-in tent. Those who raise $1,200 will become part of the 2016 MHS Best Friends Club and receive a special Best Friends Club T-shirt, their choice of fundraising incentives and a tour of an MHS adoption center. The first 800 four-legged walkers will receive a free Mutt March bandana.
To register now, visit www.michiganhumane.org/muttmarch.
The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House is located at 1100 Lake Shore Road between 8 Mile (Vernier) and 9 Mile roads in Grosse Pointe Shores. Several course lengths are available and water stops will be provided for people and their pets. For those walking with their pet, please bring current vaccination records. Dogs must remain on a leash at all times.
The 2016 Mutt March is presented by Sellers Bowman Subaru and sponsored by Wendy’s, Home Again and Kroger.