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Mutt Strut canceled

Due to COVID-19, the 12th annual Mutt Strut for the Suffolk Humane Society has been canceled.

The Mutt Strut, which was scheduled for Sept. 13, is an event many look forward to as fun for the whole family — human and furry included.

“Our main concern in canceling was safety,” said Sara Johnston, president of the Suffolk Humane Society Board of Directors. “We had a concern with hosting an event with such a large number of people in attendance. With numbers climbing in our area, we just want attendees, vendors, volunteers and everyone involved to stay safe.”

Even though there will be no doggy ice cream eating contest, lure course or talent show, the Suffolk Humane Society is still at work and needs support from the community.

The Mutt Strut is one of the most significant fundraising events for the Suffolk Humane Society. Thanks to the help of donors, in the first six months of 2020, the humane society placed more than 330 animals into forever homes.

“We will miss seeing everyone come out,” said Johnston. “It’s always a fun time to see the community come together and support a good cause. We will be working to ensure that the 2021 Mutt Strut is even more fun and exciting for all participants.”

Donations of pet food, leashes, cat litter, toys, and other supplies can be dropped off at 412 Kings Fork Road. For more information or to make a monetary donation, visit suffolkhumanesociety.com.