Strut for Strays 22nd Annual Walk & Festival

A festival on the farm to help felines

Join the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society for our 22nd annual Strut for Strays walk and festival to raise money for cats and kittens in need.

Date: Sunday, June 4, 2017
Walk: 11:30 AM
Festival: 12 PM – 3 PM (rain or shine!)
Location: Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, Newbury, MA

In MRFRS’s 25th anniversary year, we’re pulling out all of the stops to have the most successful Strut for Strays ever!

New Location: Beautiful Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury offers miles of walking trails, a museum and farm animals to visit. It’s a wonderful place to spend your Sunday!
New Activities: This year we’re launching a “Kids for Cats” segment of the Strut.  We’re encouraging children who want to help cats to form teams, raise money, and be eligible for great prizes!* We’ll have fun activities for the Kids like Giant Twister, a caricature artist, face painting and henna tattoos by Squirrelcat Designs, and arts and crafts.
New Refreshments: The Ipswich Ale Tapmobile will be offering beer as well as wine from Mill River Winery. Enjoy a frosty libation and yummy snack after you complete our fundraising walk! We have lots of yummy food planned — Fat Belly BBQ, Harrow’s Chicken Pies, and Simple Pleasure Cupcakes will be joining us again this year. We’ll have pizza and popcorn, and a bake sale too! Funds raised from the bake sale goes to the Captain Courageous Fund, named for one of our original feral cats, who lived on Newburyport’s waterfront. The fund pays for urgent or emergency medical treatment for ill or injured homeless cats.
Live Music performed by local band Chippy and the Ya Yas!


Pictures from the 2016 Strut for Strays

Sponsor the Strut

Calling all local businesses big and small! Over 50% of the money raised at the Strut for Strays comes from business sponsorships. We have sponsorship options to accommodate all budgets. Click here to check out our sponsorship opportunities and what you get in return at each level.


Make a Donation

If you can’t make the event but would like to support the Strut for Strays event visit our donation page and choose Strut for Strays 2017 under “I want my donation to be designated toward”.



Thank you to our Platinum Purr Lead Sponsors:




Thank you to our Golden Purr Sponsor:


in memory of Elsie, our beloved hospital cat


Thank you to our Silver Purr Sponsors:






Thank you to our Bronze Purr Sponsors:




Happy to support the Strut for Strays

In memory of our
Harley and Snoogs

Shirley Magnanti & Joan Morrison






2017 Booth Application
2017 Food Vendor Application
2017 Food Permit Application


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