Event FAQs

Q.  How does the 2020 virtual event compare to the Mutt Strut of the past?
A.  Good question! Here is a handy chart:

Old Mutt Strut New Mutt Strut & Cat Nap
Dogs Welcome! Dogs & Welcome
Register to walk your dog at the Mutt Strut. Register to walk your dog or nap with your cat any place or any time through June 30 at 5pm.
Create a personal fundraising page to solicit & track donations raised for CCHS. Create a personal fundraising page to solicit & track donations raised for CCHS. http://givebutter.com/muttnap
Tell all your friends that you and your dog are walking for CCHS and would like their support. Send them a link to your fundraising page to make donating easy. Tell all your friends that you and your pet are walking or napping for CCHS and would like their support. Send them a link to your fundraising page to make donating easy.
Attend the Mutt Strut and walk the course, and celebrate with lots of people, music, food, and pups! Walk your dog or nap with a cat whenever and wherever – and for as long as you like!
Win prizes for reaching your fundraising goals! Win prizes for reaching your fundraising goals!
Top fundraiser gets dog featured on Triptych’s Fall Brew. Top fundraisers from each team (Team Dogs and Team Cats) will get a photo of their dog or cat featured on Triptych’s Fall Brew. Triptych will create two winning labels, one for dog winner and one for cat winner
  Text “mutt” to donate to 202-858-1233.
  Dog or cat person who gets the most friends to donate, wins a special prize - TBA.
  Dogs versus Cats? What group will raise more overall? Bragging rights awarded on July 7th.

Q.  Who can participate in this event?
A.  Anyone and everyone, near or far, dog or cat. You pick the time, date, location for your strut/nap. Create your own fundraising page through our website or make a direct donation. Be sure to send us photos (send to jill@cuhumane.org) so we can feature your pet on our Facebook page.

Q.  Is there an in-person walk this year?
A.  Due to concerns related to COVID-19, we will not be gathering in one place at one time this year. Instead, you are invited to:

  • Mutt Strut from Home: Walk your dog from home for the cause.
  • Cat Nap: Hang out or nap with your cat for the cause.
  • Other: All are welcome to support the cause, with or without a pet.

Q.  How do I raise funds?
Many ways...
A.  You can create your own fundraising page here or go to givebutter.com/muttnap. You can use email, text, and social media to solicit donations from friends and family. The fundraising page provides an easy portal through which your friends can make a credit card donation.
B.  You may raise money for CCHS through any “old school” method you like. We’ll accept cash. Checks are always welcome as well. Have your supporters write their checks to "CCHS."
C.  You may make a donation to support someone who has created a fundraising page here.
D.  You may make a one-time donation directly to CCHS online here. Be sure to include “Fundraising for Cat Nap” or “Fundraising for Mutt Strut” in the notes.
E.  Make a donation by mail. Please make checks payable to CCHS, and be include “Fundraising for Mutt Strut” or “Fundraising for Cat Nap” on the memo line. Mail your check to:

CCHS
1911 E. Main Street
Urbana, IL 61802

However you do it, make sure we receive all your donations by June 30, 2020!

Q.  What are the prizes for fundraising for the Mutt Strut & Cat Nap?
A.  Your fundraising efforts are so important to us and we want to say thank you! We will be featuring your photos and videos on our Facebook page in addition to awarding the following prizes:

  • Top Cat Fundraiser: 4 tickets to Fur Ball, 2 sweatshirts, 2 t-shirts, 2 bandanas, 1 big box of surprise goodies, AND your cat’s photo on Triptych Brewery’s Fall Brew.

  • Top Dog Fundraiser: 4 tickets to Fur Ball, 2 sweatshirts, 2 t-shirts, 2 bandanas, 1 big box of surprise goodies, AND your dog’s photo on Triptych Brewery’s Fall Brew.

  • Person who gets most friends to donate: Prize to be announced soon...

  • Raise $500: 1 sweatshirt, 2 t-shirts, 1 bandana, 1 premium pet goodie bag, and 2 tickets to Fur Ball.

  • Raise $250: 1 sweatshirt, 1 t-shirt, and a premium pet goodie bag.

  • Raise $50: 1 t-shirt and 1 pet-friendly goodie bag.

Q.  How does the fundraising help?
A.  All donations will help fund shelter, veterinary care, and the chance for a loving home for homeless pets in Champaign County and neighboring areas.

Q.  Can I still fundraise even if I don’t have a dog or cat?
A.  Yes. You can participate in many ways. You can create a fundraising page, donate to a participant’s page, or make a donation directly to CCHS (make sure to include "Fundraising for Mutt Strut or Cat Nap on your check.)

Q.  How will I know if I am the top fundraiser? What are the deadlines for turning in donations?
A.  The fundraising contest ends on Tuesday, June 30th at 5pm. Winners will be announced on Monday, July 6th. The top fundraiser prize will be awarded to the person or dog or cat who raises the most funds by the June 30th, 5pm deadline. Only one Team Cat person and one Team Dog person will be awarded the top fundraiser prize; a minimum $1,000 must be raised to receive this award.

Q.  If I am the top fundraiser on either Team Cat or Team Dog, is it true that my pet will be featured on a beer can?
A.  Yes! Your pet’s photo will be featured on Triptych’s Fall Brew.

Q. Do you have a press release?
A.  Indeed. You can find it here.

Q. When can I pick up my t-shirt?
A.  Prizes and t-shirts may be picked up beginning Tuesday, July 7th.

Q. How can my company become a sponsor?
A.  For more information on sponsorships, contact Jill Pyrz at jill@cuhumane.org.