World record broken at Mighty Texas Dog Walk

Service Dogs Founder Sheri Soltes and Jim Spencer

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A new Guinness World Record was established at Saturday’s Mighty Texas Dog Walk. At 307 lbs., the largest furball on record was created in a giant “fur-o-sphere” at the 17th annual event on Auditorium Shores. Dog walkers, groomers and even passersby contributed enough dog hair to shatter the previous record of 201 lbs. The previous record was established in 2012 at the same event.

The Mighty Texas Dog Walk attracted hundreds of dogs and their humans, raising money for Service Dogs, Inc., a local non-profit organization that trains rescued shelter dogs to become certified Service Dogs, which are then given free of charge to people with disabilities.

Today’s event was emceed by Jim Spencer and KXAN’s mascot Kaxan.

Volunteers add bags of dog hair to create the world’s largest furball
Volunteers add bags of dog hair to create the world’s largest furball

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