Press Release: City of El Paso Animal Services Invites Community to Mutt-A-Thon Challenge

Volunteers Needed to Walk Every Adoptable Dog at the El Paso Animal Services Center

WHAT:     ‘Mutt-A-Thon Challenge’ Volunteer & Adoption Event aims to walk all adoptable dogs at the shelter. Adoption Fees are waived on all shelter pets!

WHEN:    8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2023

WHERE: El Paso Animal Services Center; 5001 Fred Wilson Ave.

El Paso Animal Services and its community partners, Rescue Runners 915, are hosting the first ‘Mutt-A-Thon’ volunteer and adoption event of the year with the goal of giving EVERY dog a break from their kennel, showcasing them for adoption, and promoting volunteering at the Animal Services Center.

Over 400 dogs are currently waiting for forever homes at the shelter, the objective to walk every adoptable dog in one day will need great support from the community. This event is a great opportunity to learn about volunteering at the shelter and provide much-needed love and attention to pets in need, giving them a break from their kennel and helping them find a loving family. This is the third ‘Mutt-a-Thon’ event the two organizations have hosted. Previous events drew more than 500 volunteer participants.

Runners and walkers can sign up for as many time slots as they would like by visiting Children under 18 years old can participate with a guardian and volunteers must wear full-length pants and closed-toed shoes. All volunteer participants will receive refreshments, raffle entry for prizes, and a ‘Mutt-A-Thon Finisher’ photo with their running buddy.

This event is also in conjunction with the monthlong campaign to ‘Go Orange’ for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month and participants are encouraged to wear orange to show their support in the fight against animal cruelty. El Paso Animal Services adoption hours are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and all adoptions include the pets spay/neuter procedure, microchip, age-appropriate vaccinations, and city license.


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