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.