The Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter's annual Mutts Mania event Sunday attracted more than 1,300 people and more than 600 dogs. It was the highest attendance in the event's 12 years.
The event featured multiple pet contests, and a highlight of the day was a canine couture fashion show sponsored by Sent-Well. Dogs of all kinds came out to strut their stuff in front of a celebrity panel of judges, including superstar Ice-T, Coco with their supermodel dogs, Spartacus & Maximus, Elisa Jimenez from Project Runway and Karen Biehl from NYC life's Doggie Moms.
The judges selected the top three dogs in the best outfits, with the Best in Show dog receiving a basket.
Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter, located at 194 Rt 10 West in East Hanover, is a no-kill, non profit animal welfare organization that is 100 percent privately funded. Mt. Pleasant is open to the public for adoptions Monday, Wednesday and Friday, noon-4 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, noon-7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, noon-5. For more information, call 973-386-0590 or visit www.njshelter.org