Mower County Humane Society holds 25th Walk for Animals

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(ABC 6 News) – The Mower County Humane Society held its 25th annual Walk for Animals Sunday at Todd Park in Austin.

People got to bring their own pets to the park and participate in events to fundraise for the humane society. There were games, food and a professional photographer to take portraits of the pets.

Austin Police Dept. Detective Derek Ellis and his canine partner Rudy led the walkers through the park.

The money goes towards the humane society’s vet bills and other expenses.

"This year we have more people and more pets and a lot of the pets we’re seeing today who came with their owners are graduates who came from the humane society so that’s been kind of fun," Kelly Rush, a chairperson for the Mower County Humane Society, said.

The humane society is also holding spay and neuter clinics on the first Friday of each month through the end of the year. Volunteers said no surgeries were performed during the pandemic, so this will be a chance to bring your pet in and get them spayed or neutered for a fraction of the cost.