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"Raise the Woof" animal walk in Hudson Saturday

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Come and join the St. Croix Animal Friends 6th Annual Raise the "Woof" Animal Walk on Saturday, June 16 at Lakefront Park in Hudson.

Registration is from 9-10, walks begins at 10 a.m. and the event ends at 2 p.m. The walk is a great family-friendly event to enjoy with or without your furry friends.

The walk is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the organization. There will be music by the Bulldogs and The Two Man Band from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food and beverages will be provided by Urban Olive and Vine; ice cream provided by Cedar Crest Ice Cream; and cookies by Best Maid Cookies. Vendors will provide some incredible products for pets.

Come and watch the Disc Dog Demo. See dogs and their human disc throwers show off their amazing talents in freestyle catching. Dogs can enter games such as the Hot Dog Race, Bobbin for Balls, Potato Spoon Race, and Biscuit Hunt.

Contests include Largest Dog, Smallest Dog and Smartest Dog.

Pets can be micro-chippped by certified vet techs. To help cover the costs, a donation of $10 would be greatly appreciated.

Prizes for the most pledges include a Nintendo DS for children age 13 and under; iPod for ages 14-17; A Laptop will be awarded to our grand prize winner and an eReader to the runner up.

Sponsors are still needed -- Platinum Paw - $200+; Gold Paw - $100 - $199; Silver Paw - Up to $99. In addition to financial sponsorship, we welcome companies that can offer in-kind donations such as printing, tables, tents, chairs, bottled beverages, snacks, advertising and other services. For more information regarding the benefits that sponsors receive, please visit our website at