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Pugtoberfest in Washington Twp. raises fund for breed's unique health challenges

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Southwestern PA Pugs with Special Needs and Guardian Angels Pug Rescue accept monetary donations on their websites.

Visit: www.swpapug.org/helping.html or www.guardianangelspugrescue.org/donating.html for more information.

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Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

Sandy and Eric Renaldi know how expensive it can be to care for a dog with special needs.

Their pug, Mungo, is diabetic and has a seizure disorder, among other problems, they said.

That's why they attend Pugtoberfest, a fundraising event for two organizations dedicated to helping pugs. The money raised helps the groups pay for medical care for pugs they rescue from shelters.

“It's just a good cause and it's nice to give back,” said Eric Renaldi, of New Kensington.

The event at Kunkle Park in Washington Township on Saturday raised money for Southwestern PA Pugs with Special Needs and Guardian Angels Pug Rescue.

More than 100 pugs and their owners attended the event, which is in its fifth year.

What organizers call “pug wannabe's” dotted the field, too, including a golden retriever, dachshunds and a Russian wolfhound.

Lisa Ward, with Southwestern PA Pugs with Special Needs, said they're hoping to bring in $3,000 this year to split between the two charities.

“It's just a way to have fun things to do to raise money,” she said.

Among the popular events are the costume contest and dog trick demonstrations.

Jodi Weigand is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-226-4702 or jweigand@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


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