Pull out the costumes, leash up your faithful companion, and get out in the crisp fall air for a howlin’ good time. No ghosts, ghouls, witches, or bats invited to this party. This event is a seasonal favorite for dogs and their owners to have fun at a Halloween celebration. Dogtoberfest is a fun-filled afternoon spent with your four-legged friend. Trick or treat on a leisurely walk and then enjoy free entertainment and a costume contest.
Trick or Treat VIP style
Dogtoberfest is an event put on by First Coast No More Homeless Pets (FCNMHP). It raises funds to help save the life of animals in the Jacksonville community. It takes place at Metropolitan Park in downtown Jacksonville on Saturday October 26th from 11am till 3pm. Gain access to the VIP trick-or-treat dog walk, refreshment area, enter your pet in the costume contest, and receive a goody bag for a donation of $25 dollars. General admission to the event is free. Enjoy entertainment from the following:
• Ultimate Air Dogs dock diving and other canine demonstrations
• Dog Costume Contest
• Food Trucks
Educational and influential, FCNMHP is helping to end the senseless killing of animals in Jacksonville animal shelters. Remarkable strides are being made with tremendous support from the Best Friends Animal Society, partnered with Animal Care and Protective Services and the Jacksonville Humane Society. FCNMHP is a non-profit organization that holds true to their mission of spaying and neutering to end pet overpopulation. The organization has performed over 140,000 surgeries since 2002 and claims “As spay/neuter surgeries increase, the shelter and euthanasia rates decrease. We have a truly exceptional plan to end the needless killing of adoptable pets” (FCNMHP, 2013).
Supporting such efforts is essential to the success of FCNMHP and its partners achieving a time when killing healthy and adoptable animals is zero. Invite your friends or go make some new ones and have yourself a howlin’ good time as you raise awareness for such an important cause. What is your dog going to be this year? A bumble bee, hot dog, jail bird, or will you create a special costume? Send me photos to share.
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