NORTH DURHAM: Local residents will have a chance to support the New Animal Shelter for Uxbridge-Scugog while getting a good workout on Saturday, May 23 at the Mutt Strutt.
Those involved can choose either a two or five kilometre walk through the picturesque Uxbridge trails, starting at Elgin Park. The event will begin at 10 a.m, and there will be a free barbecue after the walk. Pets are of course welcome for the walk, but must be on a leash.
People interested in taking part can register on-line at www.animal-shelter.ca/mutt-strut-registration-now-open/ or can pick up a registration form at Pet Valu in Port Perry (1535 Hwy. 7A, in the Walmart plaza) or Uxbridge (4 Banff Rd., in the Dollarama plaza) and bring it to the event site. On-site registration for the Mutt Strutt is set to begin at 8 a.m.
The new shelter will be located at 5500 Lakeridge Rd., Uxbridge. The site was donated by Uxbridge Township. Currently, more than $810,000 has been raised for the project through several initiatives, including the In the Ruff golf tournament at Oakridge Golf Club on June 25 and the Petissimo, returning for its second year at Port Perry’s Town Hall 1873 on June 6.