Family Performance Benefits Local Animal Shelter
November 5, 2018
The Center is thrilled to announce its collaboration with Homeward Trails Animal Rescue during the upcoming Family Series presentation of Mutts Gone Nuts on Sunday, November 25. For just $10, patrons can participate in a photo opportunity after the show with an adorable canine cast member. All proceeds benefit the Animal Rescue located in Fairfax Station. The is a non-profit organization that provides pet adoption in the DC Metro area.
“Homeward Trails rescues dogs and cats from under-resourced shelters where they face euthanasia,” said Animal Rescue founder Sue Bell. “We provide foster and forever homes to them as well as medical care and positive training. We also provide spay/neuter services for both homeless dogs and cats in Puerto Rico, and take in neglected and abused animals from around the world. Homeward Trails also advocates for more humane laws throughout Virginia.”
The organization first came into being December 2001, when Bell was vacationing in Fayette County, West Virginia. While on vacation she came across a local animal shelter that had been devastated by a flash flood a few months prior. Bell and her husband became inspired to create their own animal shelter after rescuing three dogs that day. At first, their goal was to rescue 50 animals in honor of those lost in the flood. Today, more than 2,800 homeless cats and dogs are rescued annually at Homeward Trails. Bell says she is looking forward to supporting Mutts Gone Nuts, and hopes the production will reach out to animal lovers in raising awareness for animal homelessness.
“We always enjoy working with artistic people to promote the importance of adopting homeless animals,” said Bell. “It’s a fun way to partner with a creative production and also get an important message out there to the public. We are very excited!” Learn more about Homeward Trails here.