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SALT LAKE CITY – In an effort to continue its mission of helping families and their pets maintain a healthy and happy home, Qualls Chem-Dry will be supporting the local Strut Your Mutt fundraising event, hosted by Best Friends Animal Society, to help shelter pets find their forever homes. Taking place on Saturday, October 14 at Liberty Park (600 E 900 S, north west corner), the event will feature a charity pet parade, product giveaways, activity zones for pets and kids, a beer garden, food trucks, live entertainment and contests, and more.

Best Friends Animal Society’s Strut Your Mutt, an annual fundraising event, is a series of charity walks and family-friendly activities that bring entire communities together to raise money toward saving the lives of homeless pets. John Qualls, local franchise owner of Qualls Chem-Dry, will be supporting the Salt Lake City event on-site. Qualls, his wife Kristy and other Chem-Dry team members will be at the Chem-Dry booth to give away free cans of Chem-Dry World Famous Spot Remover, t-shirts and dog treats. In addition, the team will be hosting interactive demonstrations throughout the day of Chem-Dry’s pet and children-friendly Pet Urine Removal Treatment (P.U.R.T.®) service, which eliminates the odor as well as the harmful remnants of urine accidents.

“Pets are beloved members of so many families we serve every day. So, finding a way to recognize and support them in Salt Lake City, and even more so finding new homes for rescue pets looking for a permanent home, is important to us,” Qualls stated. “We are thrilled to be taking part in an event for such an important cause.”

Chem-Dry’s effort to raise funds for Best Friends, in a program they’ve nicknamed “Cleaning for the Paws,” is inspired by a national consumer survey conducted last year, which illustrated the importance of clean, healthy homes for pet owners. The study found that a full 80 percent of pet owners have experienced pet urine accidents in the home. Despite that fact and the other pet-related challenges they face, 65 percent of homeowners with pets would go to any cost to keep their pets.

This year, Chem-Dry has committed to raising a minimum of $25,000 in donations for Best Friends Animal Society through a series of community fundraising efforts. In addition to supporting the Strut Your Mutt events in markets across the country, Chem-Dry will help raise funds and increase the number of shelter pet adoptions through the sale of specially marked cans of Chem-Dry World Famous Spot Remover – with each can generating a $1 donation to Best Friends – plus customer add-on donations, local promotional offers with a built-in donation, and direct online donations at Chem-Dry Cares.

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