Dog walkers and animal advocates are poised to descend upon the village of Lowville for the lively “Mighty Mutt Strut” and festival next Saturday. Sponsored by the Lewis County Humane Society, the second annual event helps raise much needed funding for the small animal shelter.
The Lewis County Humane Society is nestled in the rural community of Glenfield. As is the case for many shelters, LCHS operates with a small budget and regularly relies on donations and fundraisers like this one not only to raise money, but to make the public aware of the many animals available for adoption.
“A highlight of the fundraiser will be on-site Adorable Adoptables of Lewis County,” notes Executive Director, Patti Gorby, “This community event is an excellent showcase for the many terrific dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies we have available for adoption and awaiting their new forever homes.”
The festival includes a number of fun family-friendly activities including demonstrations, dog games, animal organizations, vendors, and of course plenty of food and prizes. Participants may pay a registration fee of $10 or collect pledges. A prize will be awarded to the highest pledge earners in the adult and youth (under 18) categories.Walkers may arrange to walk a shelter dog or bring their own pet, however the shelter requests participants bring along a current rabies vaccination certificate and make sure no female dogs are in heat. Dogs must remain under their owners control at all times.
All funds collected go directly to benefit the shelter’s animal residents. To download pledge forms click here and for more information and pictures of adoptable pets, visit the shelter’s Facebook page.
The Mighty Mutt Strut and Festival
- Where: Lowville at the Veteran’s Memorial Park (Behind the post office)
- When: Saturday, June 15, 2013, 12 p. m. – 3 p. m. (Rain or Shine)
- Length: Under one mile, the walk follows several blocks in Lowville
- Registration fee: $10 or equal or greater amount in pledges
- To benefit: The Lewis County Humane Society Animal Shelter
Please join us in the fun next Saturday. The Lewis County Humane Society is grateful for your support!
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