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Strut Your Mutt and raise funds for homeless pets Oct. 12

Bria, left, and Snowy attend the Strut Your Mutt event at the Liberty Park in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. This year’s event is Saturday, Oct. 12.
Bria, left, and Snowy attend the Strut Your Mutt event at the Liberty Park in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. This year’s event is Saturday, Oct. 12.
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SALT LAKE CITY — Best Friends Animal Society is teaming up with rescue groups, shelters and animal welfare groups to help save the lives of homeless cats and dogs during the annual Strut Your Mutt.

The dog-friendly event, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 8 a.m. to noon at Liberty Park, will feature 50-plus vendors, activity zones for pets and children, a beverage garden, food trucks, live entertainment and contests.

This year, the society hopes to raise $180,000. Participants can raise funds as an individual or join a team. To register, log on to strutyourmutt.org.

An early bird on-site registration will be held Friday, Oct. 11, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the northwest corner of the park, 900 South and 500 East.

On-site registration begins at 10:30 a.m. The walk starts at noon, and the event will wrap up at 4 p.m.

All animal lovers, with or without a mutt, are welcome. Well-behaved, leashed dogs under adult control are also welcome, but for safety purposes, please don’t bring other pets.