New Hope Presbyterian in Fort Myers, Fl., will be hosting the 2008 Halloween Mutt Strut (costumes optional) on Saturday, October 25, from 9 am to noon, to benefit Lee County Animal Services low-income spay/neuter assistance program. Registration is from 9 am to 9:30 am with the walk beginning promptly at 9:30 am. Refreshments will be available for all participants. Other events planned from 11 am to noon include blessing of the animals, Animal Behaviorist and Obedience Trainer Lyn Morningstar providing pet training for correctable pet behaviors, costume judging and woofie nail trimming. A minimum pledge donation of $20 per pet is suggested to receive:
$ 20-$149 Complimentary Doggie Bag and Bandanna; and LCAS Designer Bracelet
$150-$249 $15 Gift Card to Wal-Mart
$250-$499 $25 Gift Card to Wal-Mart
$500+ $50 Gift Card to Wal-Mart
All pets must have current vaccinations, including rabies vaccination and county license.
All pets must be leashed and under the owner’s control at all times.
Please do not bring any female dogs in heat or aggressive dogs to prevent injury to the public and other pets.
Pooper scoopers will be provided in each goodie bag so please be responsible and clean up after your pet.
For more information or to download the pledge sheet please log onto www.newhopefortmyers.org (click on “dog walk registration”) or www.leelostpets.com (pledge sheet and information can be found under events).
Note: Woofies like to chew things, so never leave your woofie to wear a costume unattended.
Howl-N-Scream can be a confusing - and scary - time of year for many animals. Before you drag a pet in costume off to a costume competition, get them used to the extras by letting them wear it around the house first, and then taking them of a walk in their neighborhood as well.
If your dog (or cat) does not act well to a lot of noise and people, do you both a favor and leave him home!
Also, on Howl-N-Scream night, remember to keep you pet confined, especially if you'll be handing out treats. Don't chance having your pet get loose! Also remember that chocolate can be toxic to dogs and cats so keep the treat bowl out of reach of your four footed friends!