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A Day For The Dogs! Rabies Clinic, Strutt Your Mutt & Donations Drive, All This Saturday **UPDATED**



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UPDATE (Friday, May 19, 2023): Ahead of expected inclement weather, Strutt Your Mutt is being postponed to Sunday, May 21. All other details will remain the same.

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Newtown’s annual Low-Cost Rabies Clinic, the 12th Strutt Your Mutt Dog Walk sponsored by Newtown Park and Bark and Newtown Parks & Recreation Department, and the annual Newtown Animal Shelter Donation Drive sponsored by Newtown Board of Realtors will all take place this weekend.

The annual rabies vaccination clinic is scheduled for 9 to 11 am Saturday, May 20,, at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.

The clinic is being presented in conjunction with Mt Pleasant Hospital for Animals and CT Veterinary Medical Association.

Cost is $20 per cat or dog, cash only.

The animal’s rabies certificate — not tags — showing prior vaccination or the current dog license certificate showing that the animal’s rabies expiration date is valid until June 2023 must be presented to qualify for a three-year vaccination dose. Otherwise, animals will receive a one-year dose.

Vaccines will be provided first come, first served. There are no reservations.

Contact the Office of the Town Clerk for additional information, 203-270-4214.

Strutt Your Mutt will return to the Fairfield Hills campus from 11 am until 2 pm on Sunday. Watch for signs from the campus entrances off Mile Hill Road South and Wasserman Way.

Events will include a 2K walk, vendors, contests, photo booth, games, and more. Ford in the Road Food Truck will also be on site.

Cost is $10 per dog. All dogs must be leashed (no flexi leads).

Advance registration is available, and can be done by calling 203-270-4340 or visiting newtown-ct.gov/parks-recreation (Activity Code 300001-A).

Registration on Saturday will open on-site at 10:30,

For additional information about the event, contact RoseAnn Reggiano at roseann.reggiano@newtown-ct.gov or 203-270-4373.

The Newtown Board of Realtors will have a professional photo booth and will be accepting food and supply donations for Newtown Animal Shelter.

Requested items include adult wet and dry food for dogs and cats, wet and dry food for puppies and kittens; dog leashes; collars, toys and treats for cats and dogs; and supplies including Swiffer wet pads, cat litter, paper towels, dish soap, black garbage bags, dog beds, and blankets.

Donations are also being accepted through May 20 at William Raveis Real Estate (14 Church Hill Road), Re/Max Right Choice (43 South Main Street), Around Town Real Estate (17 Church Hill Road) Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (84 South Main Street), Coldwell Banker Realty (32 Church Hill Road), Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate (45 South Main Street), and William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty (112 Federal Road in Danbury).

For additional information concerning the collection for the shelter call Liz Newnham (203-994-4123) or Tricia Farin (203-470-8250) or visit newtownboardrealtors.com.

One group follows the Fairfield Hills walking trail parallel to Wasserman Way during last year’s Strutt Your Mutt. That event, and two others focused on all things dogs, will return to Fairfield Hills this Sunday morning. —Bee file photo
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