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Spanish themed fundraiser held by HART

Posted: May 7, 2013 - 5:41pm
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Riley, center, a golden retriver owned by Judy Fletcher of East Gull Lake, walked in the annual HART fundraiser on the Paul Bunyan Trail on Saturday, May 4. Photo by Pete Mohs
Riley, center, a golden retriver owned by Judy Fletcher of East Gull Lake, walked in the annual HART fundraiser on the Paul Bunyan Trail on Saturday, May 4. Photo by Pete Mohs

Heartland Animal Rescue Team’s (HART) annual Hoofin it for HART on Saturday, May 4, in Nisswa raised money and awareness with a Cinco De Bow-Wow theme.

The event, held at the Nisswa Community Center and on the Paul Bunyan Trail, raised funds to support animal care. The goal was $30,000, as of May 7 the total was about $17,000 with donations still coming in.

HART set out to raise the money through a silent auction featuring sombreros filled with goodies, sale of HART apparel, donations, walking tacos, concessions and sale of pet photos taken in front of a Mexican backdrop.

The event also featured a kids corner for entertaining young children with games, complimentary nail trims for dogs that completed the three mile walk and a first annual indoor “Chihuahua and Wannabe Chihuahua” parade.

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