It had to happen some time. Summer is winding down, and thoughts are turning from vacations and outdoor festivals to school and holiday preparations. While it remains to be seen whether August or September will provide us with "Dog Days," the month certainly provides us with opportunities to help the animals that find themselves in the care of local shelters and rescues.
Rome-based feline rescue group R-CATS has partnered with Flower Power Fundraising for a late summer fundraiser. Flower Power offers top-quality flower bulbs for people to purchase while helping the kitties of Central New York. All orders ship directly to our customers' homes and come with a 100% money-back guarantee. R-CATS will keep 50% of every dollar sold.
Meanwhile, Wanderers' Rest will be holding their annual Canine Classic Dog Walk and Festival on Sunday, September 29, from 10-4 at the Jim Marshall Farm Foundation.The shelter has teamed up with Hardeko Helping Paws Pantry to bring renowned dog trainer Victoria Stilwell, of Animal Planet's "It's Me or the Dog," to speak at the event.
In addition to Victoria Stilwell's lectures, they will have a dog walk, a fun dog show, dozens of rescues and shelters with adoptable pets, a k9 unit demonstration, horse & buggy rides, great food, a bake sale, and several fabulous raffles.
General admission for the festival is $5, admission to hear Stilwell speak is $10, and participation in the walk is a minimum of $25 in pledges. The Canine Classic is Wanderers' Rest's biggest fundraiser of the year, and proceeds go to help the animals in the shelter's care.