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Dogs pull their owners through the streets
09:24 (GMT+2), Thu , 10 July 2014
Northern KZN
Ladysmith - Mandy Killian
The annual Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL) Dog-A-Thon was held on Saturday afternoon, May 31, at Egerton’s Agar Sports Field.
Pet owners brought their ‘best friends’ to the field for a great time.
The afternoon started with a meet-and-greet at Agar, where state vet Quintin Doidge was offering free rabies vaccinations to all the dogs.
Many people jumped at the opportunity and received their free vaccine against this deadly disease.
The walk began at 3pm sharp, with dozens of dogs and their walkers taking to the streets to raise funds for the AACL.
Most of the dogs were very well behaved as they walked around the field, past Spar, up to Harvest High School and back to Agar Field.
On arrival at the field, all participants were awarded a medal, which most people chose to hang around their dog’s neck.
When all the dogs and their owners were back at the field, the judges called for entries in the different categories such as ‘Best Dressed’ and ‘Best Rescue Dog’.
The judges took a good look at all the candidates before deciding on the winner in each category.
After the judging, some great prizes were handed out to the winners.
One resident commented that, “It’s such fun to come out and walk the dogs as a community! What a great way to show love for all the animals who really need it!”
The AACL would like to thank ABI and all their sponsors, as well as the pet owners and their pooches who took part and helped raise money and awareness for animals in need in this town.



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