Strut Your Mutt set for July 29

July 11, 2023

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Strut Your Mutt set for July 29

All proceeds will be used to provide veterinary care for the stray, neglected, abused, and injured companion animals of Oceana County. 

WEARE TOWNSHIP — Oceana County’s LASSI (Local Animal Shelter Support, Inc.) is sponsoring Strut Your Mutt again this year to benefit animals who stay at the Oceana County Animal Shelter on the way to forever homes. 

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Strut Your Mutt is a 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Pet Stroll/Walk Fundraiser, and is set for Saturday, July 29, at Up North Farm Market, located at 3890 Monroe Rd., north of Hart.  

The cost is $30, and participants will receive a T-shirt and medal. Registrants participating with their dogs will also receive a doggie bandanna and doggie bag.

The 5K Fun Run begins at 9 a.m. followed by the 1 Mile Pet Stroll/Walk at 9:15 a.m. Water and light snacks will be provided. All proceeds will be used to provide veterinary care for the stray, neglected, abused, and injured companion animals of Oceana County. 

Many residents may not be aware of the lifesaving work LASSI does on behalf of the animals at the county shelter. Over the past six

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years, for example, LASSI has paid over $165,000 in shelter animal care provided by local veterinarians. All of LASSI’s funding comes

from private donations and grants. LASSI’s largest annual expenditure, by far, is providing emergency veterinary care for shelter animals so that adoptive families don’t have to carry that burden themselves. Additionally, LASSI assists Oceana County by providing spay/neuter funding whenever necessary. 

LASSI volunteers will tell you about the organization, and you may just find yourself wanting to volunteer at the shelter as well. 

To register, visit  https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Hart/StrutYourMuttOneMileFunRunand5KRace, or contact Anna Mize at anna.mize73@gmail.com for more information. 

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