Critter Adoption and Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.), Hillsborough County’s no-kill animal shelter in Ruskin, Fla., announces its eighth annual Ruskin PetFest for Saturday, April 6, 2013. The free event will take place at Ott’s Off-Leash Dog Sanctuary, located at 21st Street S.E. and Third Avenue S.E. off State Route 674 in Ruskin.
Ruskin PetFest is Tampa Bay’s only off-leash event and allows everyone to have fun and a good time. Dogs can meet their fellow friends and can compete in pet fashion contests and, together with their humans, in dog-owner look-a-like contests. Visitors can browse exhibitions of vendors offering pet related products and services, participate in C.A.R.E.’s auction and listen to music and have a bite to eat while watching the dogs running around and playing with each other.
All proceeds from Ruskin PetFest, which starts at 9 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m., will benefit C.A.R.E.
For directions to Ott’s Off-Leash Dog Sanctuary, click here.
For more information about C.A.R.E., go to its website at: http://www.careshelter.org/
or call: (813) 645-2273. Pet lovers interested in adopting a dog or cat can visit the shelter Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 1528 27th Street S.E. in Ruskin.
Note: The book “The Richest Dog In Town” by Bruny Hudson, a collection of humorous stories featuring Hobo Hudson, a small terrier mix, is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other bookstores. To order at amazon.com, click here.