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Mutts on the march toward show
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The annual Mutt Show will be held Oct. 19 on the square in Covington. Registration will be at 9:30 a.m. and judging at 10 a.m. First-, second- and third-place ribbons will be awarded in four categories: Most Beautiful, Most Handsome, Look Alike and Waggiest Tail. A trophy will be given to Best in Show.

The event is sponsored by the Humane Society of Newton County and Newton County Animal Control. There is no entrance fee, but donations are much appreciated.

Dogs must be current on rabies shots and be leashed or otherwise under the control of the owner. Parents or another adult must accompany children under 12 who show their dogs.

The sponsors request that aggressive dogs be left at home.