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Plans for 11th annual Mutt March in full swing

Doreen Poreba
October 3, 2013

It’s not too early to register your furry friend for the 11th annual Mutt March, presented by and benefiting The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC). This popular event is expected to attract more than one thousand supporters and their four-legged family members on Sat., Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon in Memorial Park in downtown Stuart.

In addition to the short walk around the park for the animals, this fun-filled, family-friendly event kicks off with a free pancake breakfast by IHOP and features the ever-growing canine costume contest, Mutt Derby races, lure coursing, a “flea-less” vendor market, AKC Good Citizen testing and adoptions. Participants also can make a memory at the HSTC photo booth by JC Penney Life Touch Portraits.

The HSTC also is holding a raffle in conjunction with the Mutt March. Tickets are on sale now for $10 for your chance to win $1,000, $500 and $250 in American Express Gift Cards. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold. The winning tickets will be randomly drawn during the Mutt March and winners need not be present.

Mutt March entry per person is $10 and includes one dog. You can pre-register online at You can help the animals even more by setting up your own fundraising page at that same website page. Registrations done on the day of the event will begin at 8:30 a.m. but pre-registration is encouraged. You may buy raffle tickets online at or at the HSTC shelter and thrift stores and other community events.

Event sponsors to date include PETCO Foundation, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Seacoast Bank, Scripps, WQCS IHOP, Eventmakers, Rick Carroll Insurance, Mulligan’s, Tutto Italiano and Carson’s Tavern.

For more information, contact Community Events Manager Jayme Uteschill via email,, or call 772-600-3211. Sponsorships and vendor spaces are still available.

Since 1955, the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, located at 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave. in Palm City, has been the leading advocate for animal welfare in the Martin County area. A 501(c)3 private, nonprofit organization, the Humane Society relies on donations, wills and bequests to support its programs and services. As a local Humane Society, HSTC is run independently from any national welfare or humane organization with no financial assistance from these groups. Follow the HSTC on Facebook at and Twitter at and Instagram at hstcadopt. For more information, visit or call 772-223-8822. Media inquiries: 772-221-2425 •

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