Mutts strut their stuff


Valley Humane League held its inaugural Mutt Strut on Oct. 21 at Cole Park in Alamosa. 

Dressed as little red riding hood and the big bad wolf, Carmen Vigil, 11, and her husky German Shepherd mix Bruno, 1 1/2, won the title for best overall costume at the Valley Humane League’s inaugural Mutt Strut on Oct. 21 at Cole Park. 

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Five-week-old American Bulldog puppies wander around their crate at the Valley Humane League’s inaugural Mutt Strut on Oct. 21 at Cole Park in Alamosa. Their mother is Brilliance, the dog that was rescued from a dumpster in August.

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Judges Gigi Dennis, left, and Ken Anderson (not pictured), analyze the costumes for some of the dogs at the Valley Humane League’s inaugural Mutt Strut on Oct. 21 at Cole Park. There were 20 registered participants, raising roughly $650 for the shelter.

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Consuelo Reyes and her 4-year-old German Shepherd mix named Shaw won for having the most original costume at the Valley Humane League’s inaugural Mutt Strut on Oct. 21 at Cole Park.

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Ester Adams holds up Max, a 4-year-old Shih Tzu Poodle mix that loves the Green Bay Packers, after winning the prize for silliest costume at the Valley Humane League’s inaugural Mutt Strut on Oct. 21 at Cole Park.

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Ian Anaya, a volunteer with the Valley Humane League, crosses the finish line with Sassy the pit bull at the inaugural Mutt Strut on Oct. 21 at Cole Park. Sassy and other dogs from the shelter were there for fresh air and exercise on the 1.2-mile loop.

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