|Cape May Annual Mutt Strutt|
CAPE MAY – The sixth annual Mutt Strut will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15 (rain date Sunday) on Cape May’s beachfront Promenade.
|Charlie at the Cape May Dock|
This annual event brings together dog owners and their canine companions for an enjoyable beachfront strut, the one time each year four-footed friends are permitted on the Promenade, other than the off-season.
Registration is required and will be held near Convention Hall on Beach Avenue near Gurney Street. The event takes place from 8 a.m. to noon.
A donation of $1 per leg ($2/person, $4/dog) helps purchase K-9 ballistic vests for the Cape May County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit and supports area dog training and canine community programs of the event’s sponsor, Cape May County Dog Obedience Training Club (CMCDOTC).
According to the Cape Cay County Sheriff’s Office, “police K-9 vests are extremely important because K-9s are mostly deployed into high risk situations. They can get into places officers cannot and are often sent ahead to search for suspects. Unfortunately, K-9 vests are generally more expensive than human vests, but the K-9s deserve the same level of protection as their human partners.”
The event offers door prizes, giveaways, auction and children’s activity table, along with educational materials on dog ownership, training and adoption.
The Mutt Strut is part of the American Kennel Club (AKC) Responsible Dog Ownership Days, with over 600 events held in the US last year. For more information on the Mutt Strut, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cmcdotc.com. For information on the programs and activities of the sheriff’s K-9 Unit visit www.cmcsheriff.net.
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