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Get a haircut, the dogs will thank you

You don’t have to be scruffy looking to lend a paw to some furry friends.
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Kathryn Gregory, Lori Houtzager, Nicholas Vergut and Michelle Kolo get some practice in before Monday's charity Cut-A-Thon for the Georgian Triangle Humane Society. The will be joined by Collingwood Barber Shop co-owners Amanda Royal and Franco Bartella on Monday, May 7 for the event. Erika Engel/Collingwood Today

You don’t have to be scruffy looking to lend a paw to some furry friends.

In fact, the best way to help is with a fresh haircut this monday.

The Collingwood Barber Shop is celebrating four years in business with their annual charity cut-a-thon this Monday, May 7. All proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to the Georgian Triangle Humane Society.

Barber Shop co-owners Amanda Royal and Franco Bartella have hosted a charity cut-a-thon each year to celebrate the anniversary of opening their Collingwood shop on May 5, 2014. In past years, proceeds have gone to Hospice Georgian Triangle and to My Friends House.

“We like to contribute to the community and to local charities,” said Royal. “Every year we choose a worthy cause.”

Royal is an animal lover, and adopted her two cats from the Georgian Triangle Humane Society. Her sister and mother have also adopted cats from the Humane Society.

“There are lots of animals out there that need help and the GTHS does good work,” said Royal.

The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be five staff cutting hair and appointments are walk-in only. Haircuts will be by donation – the minimum required is $15 – and 100 per cent of the money raised will go to the GTHS.

There will also be a raffle with a grand prize of one free haircut a month for a year. Collingwood Barber Shop is located at 179 Hurontario Street.




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