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Heat affects turnout

Dog Walk-a-Thon raises funds for needed new shelter

Participation down because of heat

Amsterdam police K-9 Officer Kirk Walters demonstrates a take-down with the help of police dog Hyde at the 11th Annual SPCA Dog Walk-A-Thon in Amsterdam on Saturday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Amsterdam police K-9 Officer Kirk Walters demonstrates a take-down with the help of police dog Hyde at the 11th Annual SPCA Dog Walk-A-Thon in Amsterdam on Saturday.
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If it’s possible, the collective panting of more than 100 dogs is louder than the barks of a dozen. Such was the scene Saturday at Shuttleworth Park in Amsterdam, where record levels of heat and humidity had both human and canine seeking out shade at the 11th annual Montgomery County SPCA Dog Walk-A-Thon. The no-kill shelter had done its best to lure people from the comfort of their homes. There were plastic pools filled with ...


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