Greenville Humane Society Celebrates Successful 8th Annual Mutt Strut Presented by Papa John’s

Greenville Humane Society Mutt Strut 2019_Credit to Davey Morgan Photography on behalf of Greenville Humane Society

GREENVILLE, S.C. – April 29, 2019 – Greenville Humane Society hosted one of the most successful Mutt Struts in the non-profit’s history this past Saturday, with more than 2,500 people and 1,800 dogs racing along a new course on Main Street in downtown Greenville. As Greenville Humane Society’s signature fundraising event, the Mutt Strut raised more than $165,000 to support the care of the animals.

“We greatly appreciate the community’s overwhelming support of the Mutt Strut,” said Chief Executive Officer Kim Pitman. “All of the proceeds from this event will go toward sheltering, feeding, spaying and neutering and vaccinating our adoptable pets, as well as providing medicine for sick animals in our foster program.”

Mutt Strut is the largest dog-friendly race in the Southeast and this year included participants from across the Upstate and surrounding states. Runners and walkers enjoyed a beautiful sunny day for the two mile walk and run. This year marked the first time the Mutt Market and After-Party took place on Main Street. It featured family-friendly entertainment with free pizza from Papa John’s, live music, caricature artists, face painters and sponsor tents offering giveaways.

A Mutt Strut Awards Ceremony recognized the following for top fundraising efforts and top finishers:
Top Dog Fundraiser: Laura Smith
Proudest Pack Team Fundraiser: Canal Puppy Pals

Best in Show Mutt & Master
First Male Finisher with Dog: Josh Riley with Bella
First Female Finisher with Dog: Victoria Hammersmith with Lady

Leader of the Pack
Top Male 15 & Under Age Group: Ford Love
Top Female 15 & Under Age Group: Kennedy Roush

About Greenville Humane Society
Greenville Humane Society is a destination for animal lovers and a place where all animals are cared for compassionately. The community supported non-profit organization offers services for both family pets and animals at the facilities, from affordable preventive care services including vaccines and medications, to adoption and foster services and retail offerings. All of these support the organization’s mission to preserve the lives and enhance the well-being of animals. With a strong history, reputation and leading facilities such as the Medical Center and The Healing Place, the Greenville Humane Society impacts not only the Upstate, but the wider southeast region as a leader and model in animal care expertise. To learn more about the services offered by Greenville Humane Society, visit

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