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Mutts and Monsters


Join us for our ninth annual Mutts and Monsters, a 5k walk and run for dogs and humans and costume contest for humans.
All proceeds benefit the Western Plains Animal Refuge, a non-profit organization that serves domestic and wild animals.


9:00 am Check In and Registration

10:00 am 5k Walk/Run

The costume contest will take place immediately after the 5k is finished.


You can register online or at the event. To receive a shirt, you must register by noon on Friday, October 18.

General Registration: $25 suggested donation

Student, Military, Senior, and Child Registration: $15 suggested donation

T-shirts: $10 suggested donation


Halloween Safety Tips for Companion Animals

- Keep animals safely inside; away from trick-or-treaters and other Halloween activities.

- Cats—black ones in particular—often fall victim to pranksters. Keep cats safely indoors.

- Make certain that all animal are wearing collars with identification tags.

- Keep candy out of the reach of animals. Candy can be harmful to animals and chocolate is toxic to dogs, cats, and ferrets.

- Decorations should be kept away from animals. Candle flames can potentially set fire to fur. Dangling decorations should be kept in high places to avoid entanglement, choking, and other potentially life-threatening hazards.

- The only costume most animals want to wear is their own furry birthday suit. Costumes and masks can increase their risk of injury by causing them to feel confined and restricting movement.

- If trick-or-treating is the name of your game, leave the family dog at home. Dogs can be difficult to control amidst all the commotion. A lost dog or bite will quickly end your Halloween fun.

- Use fake cobwebs sparingly outdoors on your trees and bushes. These may adversely affect both companion animals and wildlife. Small birds are especially vulnerable and can easily become entangled in the webbing.


October 26th - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Municiple Park
1st and Main
Hays, KS 67601

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