Austin named "DogTown USA" — award spotlights best city for dogs

September 11, 2014

This Saturday, September 13th, animal advocates from around Austin will participate in the Best Friends Animal Society’s 3rd Annual Strut Your Mutt fundraiser. Attendees are encouraged to raise funds for their favorite local animal welfare group, participate in a walk or run with their dogs, and join in a wide array of fun activities for the whole family.

Dog Fancy Magazine, the world’s most widely read dog magazine, will also be joining the event, recognizing Austin as the winner of DogTown USA 2014. Every year, Dog Fancy readers nominate an American city that represents to them the most dog-friendly accommodations. Dog Fancy editor Ernie Slone will be representing the publication to present a check for $5,000 to the City of Austin. The City will donate the winning prize money to their designated local dog charity Austin Pets Alive, one of the most accomplished No-Kill adoption centers in the United States.

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