Mutts were strutted

To the Journal editor:

The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter’s 8th Annual “Strut Your Mutt” 2013 Charity Walk was a huge Success grossing $23,000 because of the power and compassion of our community! Give yourself a round of applause!

A big thank you for the outstanding work done by every single person or business. Whether you raised $1 or $1000, donated, or registered alone – every single dollar raised is very much needed and appreciated.

Thank you to all the businesses, media and people that helped and donated to Strut. Please click the Vendors, Sponsors and Donors link at

Thank you also to our Strut volunteers and all the caring folks that help make Strut Your Mutt happen.

Without the support of our community UPAWS would not be able to do all it does for the homeless animals who cannot speak for themselves.

A heartfelt thank you from UPAWS and from the shelter pets!

Ann Brownell, chairwoman

Strut Your Mutt