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Paul McCartney, kitten kissing, at Pups in the Park

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Sir Paul McCartney is looking for love, and guests to Pups in the Park can kiss and cuddle him for just one dollar. The handsome striped kitten is part of a kissing booth at the event, a Memorial Day fundraiser for Sacramento's Front Street Animal Shelter.

Pups in the Park is a fun romp for dogs and the people who love them, featuring a 1K dog walk, raffle, carnival games, agility demonstrations and costume contests for both canine and human visitors.

The Front Street Shelter helps cats and other pets as well as dogs, so Pups in the Park will also include frolicsome, adorable adoptable felines as well.

Sir Paul and his brother John Lennon will attend the event, along with their 8-month old siblings Ringo Starr and black and gray tabby George Harrison. Peter, Paul and Mary will also be looking for homes, along with notables such as Zeus and Aphrodite.

Loving puppies and dogs from the shelter will also be available for adoption at the event. Each has been health-checked, behavior tested vaccinated, micro-chipped and fixed.

Pups in the Park organizer Joyce Thompson-Pierce has been foster-caring for the Furry Fab Four, and according to her they are getting ready for their starring roles in the event’s kitten kissing booth.

To see the Furry Fab Four in action, visit the Front Street Kitty Cam.

We’ve been doing kissy-kissy-kissy training,” says Thompson-Pierce, “snuggling them and kissing their faces and tummies to get them used to it.

All of the kitties at the kiss and cuddle booth have been fostered through Front Street’s neo-natal rescue program. Neonates are orphaned kittens that are 4 weeks old or younger; survival during that critical first month is only possible thanks to volunteers like Thompson-Pierce, who literally provide care to the babies around the clock.

The kitten-kissing booth and other activities at Pups in the Park will raise funds for the shelter’s veterinary surgery clinic.

  • Pups in the Park
  • Saturday, May 31, 2014
  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • McKinley Park
  • 601 Alhambra Blvd.
  • Sacramento, CA 95816

The event is free, but there is a $20 cost per dog to enter the costume contest and/or 1K walk. To purchase contest/walk tickets, click here.



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