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Humane Society moves Dog Days of Summer event to at-home format

Officials with the Whatcom County Humane Society have addressed the COVID-19 health safety concerns around their annual Dog Days of Summer event by revamping the format this year to an at-home format.

The “2020 Dog Days of Summer AT HOME Virtual Walk & Festival,” as it is being referred to, will still include awards for various categories including best costume, best dog-owner look-a-like, best bark/howl and best tail/body wag. Submissions via photos and videos are being accepted. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category.

There will also be a “virtual walk” event where participants can walk their canine companion in their own neighborhood or in a local park, on a hiking trail or simply in their backyard. Awards will be presented for most enthusiastic, two-legged family photo, four-legged family photo, most creative walk location and judges’ choice. Registration is open through August 8th and registered participants will receive a Humane Society t-shirt and race bib. Walk photos and videos must be submitted Sunday, August 23rd.

Executive Director Laura Clark said the only way to submit photos and videos would be via the Humane Society’s Facebook page.

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Dog Days of Summer is a fundraising event for the Whatcom Humane Society. Clark said they also recently held a pet portrait fundraiser via email and a wildlife photo contest on their website.

More details and information about this event are available on the Whatcom Humane Society website.

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