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Frosty Dog Jog benefits Dane County Humane Society

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Dog owners and their four-legged friends had some frosty fun at the Madison Winter Festival.

The Frosty Dog Jog brought people and their pets to the Capitol Square for some fresh air and good exercise. Participants ran or walked their dogs around the square on the fresh snow trails.

All proceeds from the registration fees go to Dane County Humane Society. Participant Abbey Koenig says she is happy the money goes toward helping other animals.

"We need to support them, because they house animals that don't have a home," says Koenig. "It's really good for the community to be involved in finding homes for pets that don't have a place to go."

Runners and spectators enjoyed hot chocolate while their pets enjoyed free dog treats.

The Madison Winter Festival features other activities for children and adults alike. Kids can learn the basics of curling and hockey or go snow tubing. The snow trails around the Capitol Square are open to cross country skiing and snowshoeing. The festival goes until 4:00 p.m. Sunday.

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