This year marks the 4th year of our wonderful Black Cat Strut, a 5K walk/run that helps all kinds of animals in our community. We have partner rescues from all over – even from the next state over! – and there are so many cool things to see and do. This time, we will be at a new location, too, the beautiful Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve in Chesterton. I hear that runners really love it there because of the even surface!
It’s a neat place, and with so many participating vendors and rescues, you will be hard pressed to not have a great time with family, friends, and even your faithful four-legged companions. That’s right, there’s a 1-mile dog walk too – you can bring your puppy along (as long as he’s nice to other dogs and on a leash of course) and spend a nice day outdoors and playing together. And yes, I know – here I am, a cat, part of a cat shelter organization, and I’m promoting having fun with dogs! It sounds crazy! Normally, I’m not a big fan of the canine variety, but you know, they can be pretty cool sometimes, and many folks seem to like them as companions. A lot of the humans I know have both dogs and cats – living in the same house! I know, it’s too much!
Whether you bring your dog or your family or just yourself, you will be making a difference for animals in Northwest Indiana. I know this because the Black Cat Strut has brought in over $25,000 for the Independent Cat Society and its friends over the past three years. We hope to make it even more this year, and find new ways to support all of our homeless kitties and puppies out there. They deserve your help, so get off the couch and spend a day with us – the animals will love you for it!
When: May 31, 2014, 9:00am race starts
Register as a Runner: https://runsignup.com/Race/IN/Chesterton/BlackCatStrut
Register for the Dog Walk: http://www.catsociety.org (front page)
Still not convinced you want to go? Why not check out what you missed last year?