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Charming Canines Are Set to Strut Their Stuff Today

Daniella Cressman

Do you dress your pooch in beautiful pink skirts or elegant black bow ties? If so, now is the time for your svelte canine to strut their stuff!

Pet owners will get an opportunity to show which of their canines is top dog at the Mutt Strutt pet fair and community social to be held Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at Altura Park, 4101 Aspen NE, in Albuquerque. —Journal Staff Report

This is serious business, with some major prizes involved, but you'll also get a chance to unwind.

Dogs will strut their stuff in a “catwalk” for prizes and titles that include Best Dressed, Naked Glory, Most Photogenic and Overall Master Mutt. There will also be vaccinations and microchipping for the furry friends, and face painting, family yoga, sweet treats and a raffle for the two-legged visitors. —Journal Staff Report

If you've been thinking to yourself that this whole event is rather trivial, think again: The dogs are beautiful—undoubtedly—but there's a lot beneath the surface: The Altura Neighborhood Park Association in collaboration with the Animal Welfare Department has put on this celebration to shine a light on suffering and emphasize the connection between human violence and animal abuse.

The event is being sponsored by the Altura Park Neighborhood Association in collaboration with the city’s Animal Welfare Department. The Mutt Strutt is a fundraiser for Positive Links, a local nonprofit that works to raise awareness about the connection between animal abuse and human violence. —Journal Staff Report

You can visit this link to register for the Mutt Strut or buy tickets in advance.

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