Kuyafutta attracts hundreds of runners to City Park
26 May 2011
Half a dozen dogs are adopted on-site at Pedigree® Adoption Day
The dog running event called KutyaFutta was organized in Budapest’s City Park for the fifth time. The run starting at 11 a.m. had hundreds of racers including over 40 adopted dogs. Before and after the race, dogs and their owners had fun in the tents offering face painting for children and cartoon making for pets and their owners. Participating dog shelters took some of their dogs available for adoption on site and several dogs found a new home during the event.
Responsible Pet Owners Association (FÁBE) organized the popular running event of health-conscious dog owners and their pets for the fifth time in City Park, Budapest. “KutyaFutta aims to promote healthy living and responsible pet ownership. This year, we offered several alternative programmes in addition to the race including the opportunity to adopt shelter dogs on-site”, said Dr. Kriszta Temesváry, President of FÁBE. “The nearly 300 human and canine racers of the run included over 40 adopted dogs. During the event, three dogs were adopted at the Pedigree® Adoption Day and three more during the dog walking initiative of Take Me Home Foundation”, Dr. Kriszta Temesváry added.
The Kutyafutta event hosted the Pedigree® Adoption Day for the first time this year. The heads of this year’s winning partner shelters brought dogs available for adoption and gave advice to dog lovers and prospective responsible pet owners. The initiative was successful with two dogs of Miskolc Animal Aid Foundation (Miskolci Állatsegítő Alapítvány) and one dog of Kecskemét-based Pet Shelter Foundation (Menhely az Állatokért Alapítvány) finding a new home during the event. In addition, three more dogs were adopted from Take Me Home Foundation (Vigyél Haza Alapítvány) during the event. The tent of Pedigree® Adopt a Shelter Pet Drive offered a rich family programme including face painting for children, cartoon making for dogs and their owners, and dog photo taking. The event was attended by actress Barbara Hegyi, Ambassador of the programme, who presented prizes to the winners of this year’s “adopted dogs’ race”. “It is a very good idea to have dogs and their owners run together at the race and involve adopted dogs in the programme. It is always useful to create an opportunity for people to meet pet shelters and their dogs directly and get to know the Pedigree® Adopt a Shelter Pet Drive”, Barbara Hegyi said.