Mutts Will Strut Saturday
Wetzel County Animal Shelter Supporters, Inc. would like to invite the public to “Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk” at the 13th annual Mutt Strut this Saturday.
Come on out to the Wetzel County 4-H grounds on Sept. 27 and strut with a mutt! Registration begins at 11 a.m. Costume contest at noon. The walk is scheduled to be at 1 p.m.
This event is one of two fund raisers held annually to help with expenses at the Wetzel County Dog Shelter. Money raised is used to help care for the abused, abandoned, homeless, and needy animals of Wetzel County.
Participants can stop by just about any local business and pick up a brochure and start collecting “pledges” to walk the mile walk. First and second place prizes are awarded in two age groups (17 and younger, 18 and over) for most pledge money collected. This year’s prizes for those 18 and over are a Kindle Fire 7# HDX for first place and a $100 WalMart gift card for second place. For ages 17 and younger, first place will receive an Apple iPod Touch 32GB and a $100 WalMart gift card for second place. They will also award prizes to the first, second, and third place winners in the two contests held that day.
The beloved doggy costume contest and owner/pet look-a-like contest are always a crowd favorite. Other activities include owner/pet interactive BINGO, spin off of cornhole game, bubble wagon furnished by Danny and Cathy Westfall, doggie massages and nail painting, photo booth, face painting/tattoos, Caricaturist JD Williamson, lure course, pet related items for sale, raffles, door prizes and concessions.
They have many sponsors supporting the event.
Corporate Sponsors: Mountain Valley Veterinary Clinic and Ohio Valley Online.
Gold Paw Sponsors: Wetzel-Valley Agency, Inc., Stone Energy, Ricochet-Kenneth Parsons, The Percinsky Pack, Sandi Slie in memory of Charlie and Phoebe, Kimble Chiropractic Clinic in memory of Bodie and Ginger, Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, Now and Forever Pet Crematory, Dr. Benjamin Kocher, DDS, Debbie’s Speedway Diner, RCS Printing/Business Machines, Domino’s Pizza, Designs and Logo’s, Litman, Inc.
Silver Paw Sponsors: New Martinsville Moose Lodge #931, Wetzel County Hospital, Riggenbach Tile, Gump’s Septic & Portable Restrooms, Don and Joan Kimble, Greg and Nancy Richmond, The Hinerman Family, Mary Kay Klug, Union Bank-Rachel Herrick, Misty Valley Farms, Clip-n-Tails, and WalMart.
Patron Sponsors: Ruth Tockman, Witschey’s, Poochies Choice, Bell Chevrolet Inc., Genifuel, Bayer Heritage Federal Credit Union, Oyler Family, Larry and Debbie West, and Susie Hill.