Mutts show off skills for a good cause

Ca­nines and their hu­mans com­pete in va­ri­ety of cat­e­gories

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Ac­cord­ing to Charles Schultz “hap­pi­ness is a warm puppy,” and it will cer­tainly seem that way Satur­day morn­ing when the New­ton County Hu­mane So­ci­ety hosts their an­nual Mutt Show on the square.

Al­though orig­i­nally for “mutts,” th­ese days all breeds of dog can be seen walk­ing around the green in the mid­dle of the square - all vy­ing for a prize in one of the five cat­e­gories: most beau­ti­ful fe­male, most hand­some male, look-alike (pets and their own­ers), best dressed and best trick. Rib­bons will be given in first, sec­ond and third place for ev­ery cat­e­gory.

Regis­tra­tion be­gins on Oct. 4 at 9:30 a.m. and judg­ing starts promptly at 10 a.m. There is no charge for ad­mis­sion, though do­na­tions are wel­come. All pro­ceeds from the show go to the Hu­man So­ci­ety to help pay for spay­ing and neu­ter­ing of an­i­mals as well as for the pur­chase of items the an­i­mals need such as food and ve­teri­nary care.

This is tra­di­tion­ally the big­gest fundrais­ing event for the Hu­mane So­ci­ety ev­ery year. Last year roughly $410 was raised to help needy an­i­mals in New­ton County.

Event co­or­di­na­tors ex­pect be­tween 65 and 70 peo­ple this year and hope to raise more than last year to help with their cause.

All per­sons en­ter­ing must be at least 18-years-old and all dogs must be on leashes. Any breed of dog is wel­come, though of­fi­cials ask that all ag­gres­sive dogs be

Busy lit­tle bee:

Mandi Singer/The Cov­ing­ton News

Ava Grace Hin­ton proudly dis­plays her best dressed pooch Cadie, who took first place for her bum­ble bee cos­tume in the 2006 Mutt Show.

Satur­day, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 1115 Church Street SE, Cov­ing­ton Up to two items per per­son For more in­for­ma­tion, (770) 385-0452 Sun­day, Oct. 4, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Regis­tra­tion at 8 a.m. Cov­ing­ton square For more in­for­ma­tion, call (770) 380-1715

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