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Mutt Strut Raises $11,000 For Shelter

By Staff | Oct 15, 2008

The seventh annual Mutt Strut was held Oct. 4. The beautiful sunny day with a nice breeze was just perfect for the Wetzel County Animal Shelter Supporters Inc.’s annual fund raiser.

Many people and their animals showed up for the event that raised approximately $11,000 with sponsorship/pledges and the day of events.

First prize for the person over 18 years of age raising the most money was Stephanie Stine/Pegg.

She raised $1,071. “She is always a wonderful supporter of the shelter who never forgets the shelter and its needy residents,” said Rosy Cozart, shelter director.

Pegg won two four-day tickets to Jamboree in the Hills 2009, which she donated back to the shelter. She also won the 50/50 drawing and donated the money back to the shelter.

Second prize for the person over 18 years of age raising the most money was Veronica Price who raised $1,060. “She had gone to so so many homes and collected. She put so much work and love into her collections,” noted Cozart. “Much thanks and appreciation.” Price won a $125 gift certificate.

The first prize for the person age 17 and under raising the most money was Hannah Pegg who collected $400. She won the new iPod Nano.

Second prize for 17 and under went to Chuck McElaney who collected $318. McElaney won a $125 gift certificate.

Veronica Price and Snuggles won the Best Costume Contest.

Kaitlin and Sophie won the Pet Owner Look Alike Contest wearing matching WVU cheerleader outfits.

Jill Warneke and Mable won the best trick contest doing a variety of tricks in a row. “So many dogs were nervous on stage but all gave a great effort,” noted Cozart. All of them won a certificate for a one-pound bag of Science Diet dog food, a toy, a certificate, and doggy treats.

The Paden City Garden Club won the vegetable soup contest, earning them a $40 gift certificate.