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Here’s deal about dogs, cards

Lake Tahoe Action

Contrary to the myth, the poker-playing dogs in that painting are real.

Benefiting the Animal Coalition of Tahoe’s spay-neuter program and the El Dorado County Animal Shelter, the seventh annual Mutt Strut Poker Run will be Sunday, Oct. 9.

A 1.2 mile-walk with the canines will have five stops to pick up a playing card. Regarding the four-legged partners, please be considerate of the neighborhood by knowing “when to hold.”

A party at Timber Cove Marina includes raffle drawings, Chinese auction and the grand prize announcements for the best poker hands. New this year: a costume contest, best trick and best tail-wagger competitions, a scavenger hunt and other fun games. Prizes have been donated by hotels, restaurants, pet supply stores, spas and tanning salons.

Registration will be from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the Lake Tahoe Psychics, 3131 Harrison Ave. A requested donation for the first poker hand is $10, $25 for three hands, and includes snacks, giveaways and one raffle ticket per hand.

Call 530-400-4766 or email for more info.

Animal Coalition of Tahoe is an all-volunteer, nonprofit corporation that sponsors several fundraisers each year to support its low-cost spay-neuter program for South Shore residents. It donates 10 percent raised to the El Dorado County Animal Shelter in Meyers.

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