Save the Mums and Mutts, a family-friendly event complete with animal adoption and raffle prizes, has taken place in South Philadelphia at Burke Playground for the past 7 years! All the proceeds go to helping animals in need and funding various animal shelters in Philadelphia. It has grown from founder Megan McFarland’s modest idea to give back to animals into an annual neighborhood tradition with sponsors and an increasing number of shelters each year. Mums and Mutts draws a crowd by bringing in a multitude of adoption-ready animals, all of which participants can play with, pet, and get to know before they are adopted.

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