Nashville, TN - Randy Kohrs, a Grammy-winning producer and musician, is hosting a rather unconventional contest to raise money for Agape Animal Rescue. Dubbed "Wutt's The Mutt?", the contest centers on one of Kohrs' rescued mixed-breed canines, a female named Coulter.
"My wife, Ashley, rescued her from the Metro Animal Control facility a couple of days after the flood, where she was going to be put down soon, and we've always wondered exactly what kind of dog she was," Kohrs says. "As a birthday gift to Ashley, I arranged for Coulter to have her DNA tested and the mystery to finally be solved."
Coulter is one of two rescue dogs the couple has acquired, and they spend their days entertaining clients at Kohrs' Slack Key Studio in Nashville - to the point that they've even been thanked in CD liner notes by some of those clients!
"The artists and musicians that come through here always ask what she is, and we would joke that we should start a betting pool for it. Then, we just thought, 'why not do that?' Only, instead of it being a gamble, make it a contest that would help other homeless animals," he explains. "Ashley asked Tanya Willis, the head of Agape Animal Rescue, if they'd like to be the recipients of the proceeds, and it's all come together really fast as a result!"
Participants in the "Wutt's the Mutt" contest will donate $5 to guess what they believe to be the top three breeds that make up the dog in question. The top three winners will be announced on June 2nd, 2012, at the Station Inn in Nashville at the Randy Kohrs & Friends Jam Benefiting Agape Animal Rescue show, where proceeds from ticket sales will also go to the charity (discounts for participants). Prizes will include autographed CD's from some of Slack Key Studio's clients, including award-winning singer-songwriters, Jim Lauderdale and Larry Cordle, as well as other treats for both people and pets.
For more information on how to submit your guess, as well as see pictures and video footage of Coulter, visit the "Wutt's the Mutt? Contest" page at www.slackkeystudio.com