Auction to help dogs this month

MARYSVILLE – The 3rd Annual Auction Fore the Mutts will take place from 2-6 p.m. Aug. 18 at Cedarcrest Golf Course.

There will be games and a special guest mascot appearance.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and include an all-you-can-eat Carne Asada taco bar. Every ticket includes a raffle entry.

Kids 10 and younger are free, but no dogs allowed. Buy tickets at the golf course or at

Live and silent auctions will take place. Auction items include: an autographed jersey from new Hall of Fame Mariners baseball player Edgar Martinez and a framed print of Triple Crown winners. For details, go to

“There are animals out there that need to be rescued,” said Judy Foster, a local coordinator of the event.

The organization started as Scrub-A-Mutt, washing dogs, but they wanted to do more. They wanted to save lives.

They changed their name to Save-A-Mutt and now focus on four areas.

•Hero Dog Puppies: They love saving dogs from kill shelters. But that costs an average of over $100 in transportation and veterinarian care. Hero dog adoption fees are spent rescuing more dogs. Each puppy is vaccinated, spayed/neutered, microchipped and readied for a forever home.

•Senior Dogs: Older dogs need rescuing too. They are sweet and need special homes.

•Adoption Process: Get pre-approved so when you see a dog you are interested in you get “first dibs.” Available dogs are posted on Facebook and PetFinder.

•Foster Homes Needed: It is rewarding to help a dog find its forever home. Fosters care for puppies, adults and seniors.

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