Night Walkies - Shortstraw to lead the pack at awesome one of a kind charity event!

Take a leap for shelter dogs!! Grab your leash and your Doggie in support of the Animal Anti-Cruelty League.


Johannesburg, South Africa (4 February 2020) – On the 29th of February, the Joburg streets will be lit up by a procession of happy, tail-wagging pups, at a one of a kind event.

Starting at Roosevelt High, Night Walkies (about 3km) will raise funds for the Animal Anti-Cruelty League, which relies on the generosity of the public for financial support.

This promises to be an unforgettable night out for the whole family and their pets. Indie rockers, Shortstraw, will provide the sounds and there will be loads of other fun activities for pups and humans alike, all to raise money for this much-needed cause.

Night Walkies - Shortstraw to lead the pack at awesome one of a kind charity event!

Shortstraw is one of SA’s most treasured indie acts, with a fiercely loyal following. The multi-award-winning band has even released a special track ‘Bowsie’ for animal charity, making them the perfect fit for the debut of Night Walkies. Shortstraw has toured with phenomenal acts including The Kooks (UK), The Jungle Giants (AUS) and Bombay Bicycle Club (UK) and you can catch them live on 29 Feb for only R50 per dog!

“It’s always great to see companies throwing these kinds of events where everyone wins. People learn about their insurance policies for animals, they have a good time, and the animals that need help the most get the profits, so we’re stoked to come and play a few songs!” – Russell Grant, Shortstraw.

Get your Night Walkies tickets in the bag, and make a shelter dog’s day when you make your dog’s night! Tickets are only R50 per dog and come with a free Doggy Bag with light-up LED collar*. This Jozi night walk promises to be an unforgettable get-together for doggie owners, and their pets. Enjoy fun activities, delicious food stands, pamper stations and Shortstraw live on stage. There will be water stations along the route, keeping your pooches hydrated and refreshed.

Upping the fun levels, ‘pawrents’ and their pooches can take part in the dog-friendly activities or take some cute selfies at the Photo Booth. There will also be health stations for owners to get their pets checked to make sure they’re in tip-top shape.

Get your dog’s ticket today on Howler! Your dog would if they could…

  • Tickets: R50 per dog*
  • Ticket Link:
  • Date: 29 February 2020
  • Time: 4 pm to 8 pm on 29 February 2020
  • Venue: Roosevelt High School

Tickets for entry are R50 per dog and the first 3000 tickets will include a doggy hamper, which consists of an LED collar, poop bag, carry bag & an information booklet. All profits will go to the Animal Anti-Cruelty League, so you can do something good for shelter animals in need while having fun with your own pet.

“The Animal Anti-Cruelty League Johannesburg relies entirely on the generosity of the animal-loving public for their support. We are extremely excited to be the beneficiary of this fantastic night out organized by Dotsure Pet Insurance. Join us as we all help make a shelter dog’s day!” – Carren Nickloes, AACL Marketing Manager.

Upgrade to the ‘Do-Good’ Bag for R250 and get more ’shizz’ for your Shih Tzu. In addition to the items in your hamper, the Do-Good Bag will include a doggy blanket, dog treats, a dog toy or utensil, and vouchers in a recycled bag.

Night Walkies - Shortstraw to lead the pack at awesome one of a kind charity event!

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