MICHIGAN HUMANE SOCIETY’S 24th ANNUAL MUTT MARCH Hundreds to gather in GROSSE POINTE SHORES Sunday, June 3 for fun, family-friendly event in support of homeless animals

Ladies and gentlemen, gather your mutts!  The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) is inviting all animal lovers to join them on Sunday, June 3 for the 24th annual Mutt March,.  from at 8 a.m. until noon. This fun, festive and family-friendly event includes a scenic stroll of up to five miles on the scenic grounds of the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, to benefit the thousands of homeless animals MHS cares for every year. Participants are welcome to walk with or without a pet, or in honor of pet.

“The Michigan Humane Society is grateful for the efforts of all the Mutt March participants and their supporters who allow us to care for so many homeless, abused and neglected animals,” said MHS President and CEO Cal Morgan. “Without the community’s support, we couldn’t do what we do on their behalf.”


Individual walkers and teams are encouraged to register, set up personalized web pages, and collect donations online at www.michiganhumane.org/muttmarch. Though pre-registration is not required, the team captain who recruits the most walking team members online prior to the event will win a free six-month supply of dog food, compliments of Purina! All walkers who raise $156 or more – the average cost for MHS to care for an animal in need – will receive an official Mutt March T-shirt. The first 800 four-legged walkers will receive a Mutt March bandana.


In addition, walkers who raise $468 – the average cost of care for three animals in need – will be given the opportunity to name one of MHS’ animals before they go up for adoption. Walkers who raise $1,500 will become part of the MHS Best Friends Club and receive a brick paver, which will be engraved with their name and placed at the MHS Berman Center for Animal Care in Westland.


The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House is 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 be kept on leashes at all times.

New this year, American Textile Recycling Services (ATRS) will be at the Mutt March to collect participants’ donations of gently-used clothing and shoes, and will make a donation to MHS based on the amount collected. By redirecting these items away from landfills, ATRS is not only making for a greener Michigan, but a brighter future for Michigan’s animals.


For more information, call 1-866-MHUMANE (648-6263), Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The Michigan Humane Society is a private, nonprofit organization which cares for more than 100,000 animals each year, while working to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values.



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  1. Happy Memorial Caren!
    I hope you are recovering well, and staying cool.
    I’m thinking about you:)

    • Jen Hi! You are so sweet! Happy Memorial Day!
      Yeah, I am good! Stayed in the entire day…doc told me to stay out of the heat 😦
      You are so sweet to ask!

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