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Mutts strut their stuff for TAILS

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 3:16 p.m. CDT
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The Mutt Strut 5k, dog walk and canine fun fest is slated for Sept. 22.

DeKALB—TAILS Humane Society’s Mutt Strut Dogwalk and Fun Fest will be held Saturday, Sept. 22 in Hopkins Park in DeKalb. New this year, the 5K-9 Race for the Rescues will kick off at 9:30 a.m., followed by the dogwalk and fun fest from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The fun fest will feature agility demonstrations, PETCO-sponsored contests for owners and dogs, a DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office K-9 demonstration and dog Olympics hosted by Dog Scouts of America Troop 208. Breed rescues and adoptable pets from TAILS will also be onsite for adoption. Food will be provided by Noodles and Co. and Culver’s.

Admission to the fun fest is free, though dog walkers and racers are asked to register in advance at www.tailshumanesociety.org. Registration fees apply.

One dog per walker and dogs must be on a regular leash, not a flexileash. Walkers must pick up after their dogs. Baggies will be provided. Water will be onsite. All dogs must have up-to-date vaccinations.

All money raised will benefit TAILS Humane Society, which provides care for 2,500 pets and 400 wild animals annually and receives no government funding. 

More information is available at www.tailshumanesociety.org. TAILS is located at 2250 Barber Greene Road in DeKalb.

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