Mutt March exceeds expectations in walkers, proceeds

Jacksonville Humane Society Chair, Campaign for a Compassionate Community, Linda Stein, with (left) Lovey Zimmerman and Jax Stein, both miniature English Goldendoodles.

Jacksonville Humane Society Chair, Campaign for a Compassionate Community, Linda Stein, with (left) Lovey Zimmerman and Jax Stein, both miniature English Goldendoodles.

Residents are passionate about their pets, and especially daffy over their dogs. A record-breaking 600-plus walkers at the annual Mutt March raised over $110,000 for the homeless animals at Jacksonville Humane Society, exceeding the goal by more than 10 percent. With at least 2,500 visitors scoping out 32 vendors, the Humane Society considers the March 5 festival at The Jacksonville Landing one of its best.

“We are so thankful for each and every person who helped make Mutt March a success. We can always count on the community of Jacksonville to support the animals, and it was wonderful to see so many people come together for such a fun event,” said Denise Deisler, JHS executive director.

With an average annual cost of more than $1,500 per dog and nearly $750 per cat, the shelter needs all the support it can get from the community and Mutt March sponsors like Winn-Dixie (title sponsor), North Florida Sales (Best in Show Partner) and many others.

 

 

 

 

Auntie Lee looks after Scooter, a Welsh Corgi, who at one time was afflicted with cancer. She’s now clear and living 13 years cancer free.

Auntie Lee looks after Scooter, a Welsh Corgi, who at one time was afflicted with cancer. She’s now clear and living 13 years cancer free.

Rebecca Waters with her Great Dane, Romulus.

Walking the parade route were friends Regina Bell with Bacon, Brooke Miller with David and Sarah Espinoza with Faith.

Regina Bell with Bacon, Brooke Miller with David, Sarah Espinoza with Faith.

Amy Bigelow with Kelly (left) and Ryder.

Amy Bigelow with Kelly (left) and Ryder.

Olivia Brooks and her companion Apollo, a service dot with INCTA or International Canine Training Academy.

Olivia Brooks and her companion Apollo, a service dot with  International Canine Training Academy.

In the back was Marilyn, on the left was the mother to all of the dogs, Isabelle, Elvis was on the right and Sophia was the shaggy-haired pup in the front.

Back: Marilyn; left, Isabelle, the mother to all of the dogs; right, Elvis  and Sophia is the shaggy-haired pup in the front.

Jacksonville Humane Society Board Member Lisé Everly with her three-legged rescue Benny.

Jacksonville Humane Society Board Member Lisé Everly with her three-legged rescue Benny.

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