Roger Ganley, executive director of the Humane Society Serving Clark County, organized this Saturday’s Mutt Strut event. Pet adoptions from the Humane Society will be part of tje event. CONTRIBUTED

Parade your pet in the Mutt Strut

The Humane Society for Clark County’s Mutt Strut is the chance to parade your pup or other pet down a course and enjoy a day of furry friend and owner activities.

Mutt Strut will be noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 27 in the park behind the Clifton Opera House. Registration for the Mutt Strut costs $25, but admission-free to browse the vendor area and other activities.

This family-friendly event is a fundraiser for the Humane Society.

Roger Ganley, executive director of the Humane Society Serving Clark County, put together a similar event in his former job and looked forward to sharing it here

“The goal is to raise money and have a family-friendly environment,” he said. “Clifton is allowing us to do this for free, which means all monies raised can go back into the shelter.”

Mutt Strut allows owners and pets to walk through a course that goes through the park area, a pavilion and across a complex. The mini Mutt Strut will be at 1 p.m. followed by a big Mutt Strut at 1:30.

Not just dogs, but cats and other pets are welcome to register as well. Ganley claims pets as varied as rabbits, raccoons and even skunks have been part of these.

Registrants will receive a Mutt Strut T-shirt and a swag bag full of goodies. Those interested are encouraged to preregister at www.clarkhumane.org.

If you like showing off your dog’s finest clothes, put them in the fashion show where they can compete for best dressed at 3 p.m. or take them on a dog cookie walk to enjoy treats.

The Barkers’ Bazaar will offer 30 vendors offering pet and other types of goods. Attendees can refresh themselves in a beer garden offering craft beers and the Sit Stay Café.

A 50/50 raffle and gift basket auction will also be offered. There will also be face painting.

Even if you don’t come with a pet you can leave with one. The Humane Society and other agencies will offer adoptions for pets needing forever homes.

“This is something good for the community, something we hope everybody will come out to and support their shelter,” Ganley said.

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