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Marion County Humane Society Holds Second Annual 'Strut Your Pup' Dog Walk

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The Marion County Humane Society held its second annual "Strut Your Pup" dog walk on Saturday.

All proceeds raised go straight to the humane society as they care for the animals that wait to be adopted.

"It's just a fun outing for the owner and the dog," said Portia Tipton of the Marion County Humane Society. "It's an opportunity for the owners to meet some of the other owners and talk with them."

Participants and their dogs began the walk at Wave Tech, crossed the Gateway Connector, and ended at Veterans Square.

Not all walkers were from Marion County.

Some people thought the cause was so great, they decided to travel to be a part of it.

"We came from Buckhannon," said Pamela Brown. "I saw it on the news last night. I thought we can do this. We have a lot of rescue dogs. We've always rescued dogs. So it's a good cause."

Participants paid a $15 registration fee that goes straight to animal care at the human society.

There were information booths on spaying and neutering, animal sponsorship, and pet adoption.

"These lovely animals need a home," Tipton said. "They didn't ask to be neglected or abused or just to be out on their own. They need a loving home."

There were door prizes given away every 30 minutes and contests for pets.

Categories included amazing tricks, best costumes, and cutest face.

"This is the first time we've done a walk like this," Brown said. "So its new for us. But we will be waiting to see what they do next year."

The Marion County Humane Society will have a couple additional fundraisers going on in the upcoming months.