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Richmond Mutt March fundraiser to help dogs in need goes virtual next weekend

Soi Dog Canada's Mutt March event is going virtual this year, and you can join from anywhere in the world to help dogs in need.

Soi Dog Canada's second annual Mutt March fundraising event is going to look a little different this year, and although the community can't join together in person, event organizers have found a way to make this year even bigger and better.

The 2020 Mutt March: Shake it Off event, taking place from September 20 - 30, is a 10 day a virtual worldwide fundraiser inviting dog lovers everywhere to walk a 10km route of their choice and participate in 10 fun, socially distanced challenges to raise funds for abandoned and abused dogs in need.

The 2019 Mutt March held in Steveston. Photo: Soi Dog Canada

All proceeds raised through Mutt March will benefit Soi Dog Foundation in Thailand, where due to COVID 19, over 150 additional sick and injured animals have been brought into their care.

Soi Dog Canada is a non profit corporation working towards the elimination of animal cruelty and neglect in Asia, by supporting the public education, animal protection, and animal welfare programs of Soi Dog Foundation.

Established in 2003 in Phuket, Thailand, Soi Dog Foundation was created to provide a humane and sustainable solution to managing the stray population and to address their medical needs.

Additionally, the event website states that a portion of the proceeds from this year's Mutt March will also help three Canadian animal rescue organizations, including the Canadian Animal Assistance Team in British Columbia, with their critically important and underfunded spay/neuter programs.

Those taking part are encouraged to ask friends and families to sponsor them to attempt the challenges and the walk 10km walk, and there's also some prizes up for grabs for completing the unique challenges. To enter all you have to do is share each completed challenge on social media using #SDCanada2020.

Challenges include calling or skyping the oldest person you know to ask them to tell you about their favourite animal when they were a kid and creating a unique rap song about Soi Dog. 

Register, or find out more information about the event here.


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