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Take a Step. Save a Life. Stride for Strays!

Our 8th annual Stride for Strays walkathon is coming up on October 11! Walk your tail off for homeless pets and enjoy food, fun, prizes, activities, demonstrations and a fun day in the park with your dog.

The Stride will take place October 11, from 9 am – 1 pm at Lowry Park in Tampa (across from Lowry Park Zoo). Funds raised help us keep our prices down so our clients can afford to get their pets fixed.

In 2007, more than 26,000 companion animals were destroyed in Hillsborough County. In Pinellas during the same period, almost 15,000 animals met the same cruel fate.

That’s over 40,000 animals in one year, in just two counties.

One proven way to reduce this tragedy is to keep them from going into our local shelters to begin with by providing low cost spay and neuter services to people who cannot otherwise afford it. San Francisco has done it. So has New Hampshire. In fact, every community with high-volume, low cost spay/neuter has significantly dropped its euthanasia rate.

ACT is doing just that in the Tampa Bay area. In the first two years of operation, the ACT Clinic has sterilized over 10,000 pets. Its goal is to sterilize 10,000 more within the next year. Since a lot of people cannot afford even ACT’s low fees, many of our operations are subsidized by caring individuals and corporations. More generous sponsors are needed. The more donations we have, the more lives we can save.

Stride for Strays is ACT’s major fundraiser. In 2007, the $40,000 we raised was due mostly to the generosity of our individual walkers and teams. Our goal is to raise $60,000 in 2008.

We need your help! Visit our web site to register today:
http://stride.actampa.org

Stride for Strays 2007:

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September 2, 2008 at 11:02 pm Leave a comment


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