Join us on Saturday, August 24th for the 14th annual Save a Stray 5K! Take part in the 5K run or one-mile walk with your friends, family, and, of course, your dog! After crossing the finish line, stick around for a fun-filled day at L.L.Bean. Our 2019 event promises new fun-filled events, as well as some returning favorites. Visit the event website to learn more at or click here to sign up now!

Join us with your friends and family (both human and canine!) to enjoy some exercise on a beautiful August morning in Maine to support shelter pets. All are invited to run the 5K or take a leisurely stroll during the one-mile walk. Join us afterward at the Festival, which features Dock Dogs, face painting, doggy contests, and MUCH MORE!


When registering online, you can create a personal fundraising page and ask your friends and family to support you in the SAVE A STRAY. Every little bit counts! Did you know $25 can feed 10 cats for a week? That $50 can vaccinate two dogs? That $100 can spay or neuter four animals? Donations can be made quickly and easily online (paper pledge sheets are available to print).

Whether you’re running the 5K through downtown Freeport or enjoying a shorter walk with friends, your participation makes the difference for our shelter residents.

If you can’t attend or prefer to join in the festivities without participating in the 5K or walk, you can still help your local shelter animals by creating a fundraising page to help us reach our fundraising goal of $25,000. Start a fundraising page today!

The Save a Stray 5K and Festival benefits the 3,500 animals cared for by Midcoast Humane every year.

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