The event was to be held on September 29 at Schneider Community Park in Plain Township. But the Board of Directors of the Stark County Humane Society decided it was in the best interest for the health of the dogs to cancel the Mutt Strut scheduled for that date. It is still unknown if the several dogs that became ill in Canal Fulton had a medical condition that can be spread to other dogs.
The Stark County Humane Society says: “We appreciate the support of all of our Mutt Strut sponsors and will be making arrangements with you to either refund your contributions or use them at other events in the future. We realize that many of you look forward to the opportunity to have your furry friends 'strut their stuff' at our annual event but trust that you will agree with us that, in this instance, erring on the side of caution is in the best interests of those we are trying to protect and promotes our efforts 'to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves.'”
The annual event was an important fundraiser for the dogs and cats there. Stark County Humane Society also accepts donations through their website.
Above photo is of Darla, one of the puppies available at the Stark County Humane Society in Louisville, Ohio.
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