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Hounds on the Sound Dog Walk in New Rochelle

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. –  Glen Island Park will be the site of the third-annual Hounds on the Sound Dog Walk and Festival fundraiser for the New Rochelle Humane Society and Pet Rescue of Larchmont on Sunday, Oct. 2.

Some of the money raised will also go to the Mount Vernon Animal Shelter.

Acitivities will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the walk beginning at 11:30 p.m.

“This is a day to have fun while raising money for a good cause,” said Judy Matos, event co-chair and Pet Rescue volunteer.

“It’s an amazing sight to see an endless procession of people and dogs parading around the edge of the park. It’s a heartwarming reminder of all the support we have in our community for helping an overwhelming number of animals get a second chance in life,” said Matos.

A ribbon will be cut by CBS broadcaster Lou Young to kickoff the 1.5-mile leisure walk near Long Island Sound. Dog lovers are invited to register, along with obtaining pledges of support from family and friends.  More than a dozen shelter dogs, available for adoption, will lead the crowd. Cats will also be available.

After the walk, participants are welcome to stay for a fun (free) afternoon in the park.

Planned attractions include: two dozen vendors, refreshments such as pizza, burgers, franks, and ice cream, take home photos of you and your dog at the photo booth, agility and K-9 demonstrations. A “kiddie korner” will also be available for face painting, musical chair games, and best tricks competition.

To register or for more information, visit www.houndsonthesound.org.

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