The Wetzel County Animal Shelter is fervently preparing for their 13th annual Mutt Strut Fundraiser for 2014. This event will be held Sept. 27 at the Wetzel County 4-H Fairgrounds, located one-and-a-half miles east of state Route 2. Many events, stands, refreshments, and doggy/pet related activities will be held at this fund raiser, and money will be raised by walkers getting pledges prior to the event.
The funds raised for and by the event will help all the homeless, abused, and unwanted dogs of Wetzel County, including many cats. The Wetzel County Animal Shelter uses this money for vetting, transporting, and making the animal's stay at the shelter as pleasant as possible. The shelter's goal is to find every unwanted animal a great forever home.
The deadline for sponsorship prior to printing of the brochures is Aug. 5, with the deadline prior to printing t-shirts is Sept. 10.
Sponsors must make their sponsorship before the deadline to be on the t-shirts and brochures.
For all levels, sponsors may use the 2014 Mutt Strut logo in their advertising. Their company/name will be acknowledged as a sponsor at the Mutt Strut; name will be identified in all media releases that sponsors are mentioned in prior to and after the Mutt Strut; and the company may distribute promotional materials and conduct "point of purchase" promotions and displays at the strut.
Title Sponsors, who donate above $1,000, will have their name appear at the top of the sponsor list on the t-shirt in the largest print (with other Title Sponsors), identified as a Title Sponsor. The company and name will be acknowledged as a Title Sponsor at the strut, and the company and/or name will be printed on the front of the walk brochure in largest print (with other Title Sponsors) identified as a Title Sponsor.
Corporate Sponsors are those who donate $500-$1000. These sponsors will have their company/name acknowledged as a Corporate Sponsor on the back of the event T-shirts in large print (smaller than the preceding sponsor.) The company/name of corporate sponsor will be printed at the top of the list of sponsors on the walk brochure, in larger print, and the company/name will be acknowledged as a Corporate Sponsor at the Strut.
Gold Paw Sponsors are those who donate $200-$499. These sponsors will have their company/name acknowledged as a Gold Paw Sponsor on the back of the event T-shirt in print smaller than preceding sponsor. The company/name will be printed second on the list of sponsors on the walk brochure (smaller than preceding sponsor).
The Silver Paw Sponsors are those who donate $75-$199. These sponsors will receive company/name acknowledged third on the list of sponsors as Silver Paw Sponsor on walk brochure (smaller than preceding sponsor. Patron sponsors are businesses who donate $25-$75. These will be thanked as a donor in newspaper acknowledgments.