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A dachshund and chocolate Labrador meet nose-to-nose at last year's Humane Society of Goodhue County Walk-a-Thon. All pets -- big or small -- are welcome at the event so long as they are well-behaved, vaccinated and kept on a leash. Photo courtesy Humane Society of Goodhue County.

Putting paws to pavement

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The Humane Society of Goodhue County will play host to its annual Walk-a-Thon event Saturday May 11 at Colvill Park to raise money for the local animal shelter.


After a meager start, the Walk-a-Thon, now in its fifth year, has grown increasingly popular, said Anna Ostendorf, executive director of the county's Humane Society.

"It's gotten bigger and better, and we've gotten better putting it on," Ostendorf said.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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