Best Friends Animal Society's 4th Annual ‘Strut Your Mutt’, a national fundraiser benefiting hundreds of shelters and rescue groups around the country, is set to take place this Sunday, September 15th.

Los Angeles offers the largest Strut Your Mutt event, with many celebrities in attendance, and has a goal of raising $500,000 for participating local rescue groups such as Best Friends Los Angeles, Angel City Pit Bulls, Kitten Rescue, Lhasa Happy Homes, and Much Love Animal Rescue. This event will also introduce Best Friends’ new, bold national call to action, Save Them All, which is focused on ending the killing of shelter pets across the country.

Strut Your Mutt will take place at Woodley Park, 6350 Woodley Avenue, Van Nuys. Best Friends co-founders Gregory Castle (chief executive officer) and Francis Battista will be welcoming the support of emcee and comedian Rebecca Corry, The Los Angeles Laker Girls, Rachelle Lefevre (“Twilight”, “Under the Dome”), Juliana and Seamus Dever (“Castle”), Miguel Ferrer (“NCIS: Los Angeles”), Hartley Sawyer (“The Young and the Restless”) Concetta Tomei (“Necessary Roughness”), Shannon Elizabeth (“American Pie”), Emma Kenney (“Shameless”) and Ashley Borden (celebrity fitness trainer).

Onsite registration begins at 8am, with the Dog Walk starting at 10. The festival opens up at 11, and will include Doggie yoga and massage, paw readings, shopping and more.

Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization focused exclusively on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. An authority and leader in the no-kill movement since its founding in 1984, Best Friends runs the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, as well as life-saving programs in partnership with rescue groups and shelters across the country. Since its founding, Best Friends has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters from 17 million per year to about 4 million. Best Friends has the knowledge, technical expertise and on-the-ground network to end the killing and Save Them All™. Visit their website at www.bestfriends.org.

Best Friends Animal Society Los Angeles is working collaboratively with animal rescue groups, city shelters and passionate individuals who are all dedicated to the mission of making Los Angeles a no-kill city. As part of this mission, Best Friends hosts adoption and fundraising events, runs the Best Friends Pet Adoption & Spay Neuter Center in Mission Hills, and leads the NKLA initiative. For more information of to register for the LA event, viisit www.bestfriends.org/la for more information.

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