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Mutt strut on tap

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Published Caption: Dan Thrift / Tahoe Daily Tribune

Break out the leash and head for the Animal Coalition of Tahoe’s fourth annual Mutt Strut Poker Run, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Black Bear Inn, 1202 Ski Run Blvd.

Participants will pick playing cards at stops along the 1.2-mile route, hoping for the best poker hands to win prizes.

The Animal Coalition started in 2004 as a nonprofit, all volunteer corporation with the goal of raising funds to support a low-cost spay-neuter program. More than 600 pet owners have participated, and 10 percent of proceeds will benefit the El Dorado County Animal Shelter.

Poker hands are $15 each, or three for $25. Information, (530) 222-9183 or