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On Your Mark…Get Set…Bark…and Run
Houston Airport System
March 1, 2011

Looking for an interesting way to get a little exercise and bond with your cute canine?

There’s still time to sign up for the 2011 Mutt Strut and Runway Race. Runners, walkers and their pets can raise money for the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and get a chance to sightsee along one of the taxiways at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).

The Houston Airport System is once again teaming up with the Houston SPCA for the one-of-a kind event which is on track to beat last year’s goals, but they need your help on Saturday, March 5, 2011.

The entire course is 3.1 miles with plenty of fun family activities including a “What a Mutt” dog personality contest, giveaways and a live band.

This event is a favorite of Houston Airport System employees who volunteer along the route while many bring their dogs for a little friendly “costume” competition.

One of the popular areas at the Mutt Strut will be the Houston SPCA’s bus where employees will offer the opportunity to have pets implanted with a microchip.


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Proceeds from the event go to the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

“This service is extremely popular, it gives pet owners peace of mind when their dogs are lost,” says Meera Nandlal, spokesperson for the Houston SPCA. “The pet’s address is on the microchip, so they can find their way home, but the animals still need tags.”

You can make a donation or sign up for the Mutt Strut and Runway race online at or register on site beginning at 6:00 a.m. at Bush Airport for $25.00.

You’ll receive a cool T-shirt and if you’re lucky, a smooch from a pooch on Saturday, March 5, 2011.

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