The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is holding an exciting FUNdraiser for the whole family on March 2, at Al Lopez Park, located at 4810 North Himes Avenue in Tampa. Bring your pooch, and together you can experience the Canine Couture Mall, the Doggie Day Spa, Curves Agility Gym, and the Doggie Fun Zone.
There are three ways you can sign up as a sponsor:
- Come with your pup, register on site, and donate the $25 participation fee that will cover the Walk for Animals and the following festivities. You and your four-legged friend can help other animals, as well as receive an attractive “Bark in the Park” T-Shirt to help bring future awareness to this important cause.
- Become an individual FUNdraiser by getting donations from others so each step you take with your canine family will be worth its weight in gold. You can either set up your own Web page for free or get a Walker FUNdraising Form and fill it out while collecting donations from friends, family members, and other animal lovers you know.
- Join a PACK by putting together a team of pet owners with their beloved dogs to join in the walk. You can register as a Pack Leader online by filling out a Pack Formation Form.
In 2012, this event raised close to $80,000 for the housing and care of neglected and abused animals in our area. This year we can even do better by getting an early start on promoting and participating in this worthy cause.
While you are passing on this event information, if you know of anyone looking to adopt a lovable furry friend, then make sure you invite them to the “Bark in the Park,” so they can visit the Adorable Adoptable Corner. They may find that perfect match between Fido or Fiji and their family, so another worthy pup can share a forever home.
Also, three great contests will be held for pet owners and their pets after the walk:
- The Canine Costume contest,
- The Most Talented Doggie contest, and
- The Pet and Owner Look-a-Like contest.
Let everyone see what you know about your darling dog. You can show off your pet’s good looks, charms, and talents at any or all of these events. There is a $5 entry fee for each and you must be signed up as one of the first 100 participants, because entry space is limited.
It is important to note that participating pets must be over the age of six months, spayed or neutered, and kept on a leash. Be sure they are wearing their county license tags and are up-to-date on their vaccinations before attending this event. Like all responsible pet owners, don’t forget your doggie bags to clean up after your little ones so the park can remain clean and sanitary for everyone.
In case you have any questions, you can contact Shannon Sellers by calling 813-876-4150, or e-mailing her at email@example.com. She’ll be happy to get you started.
With something offered for everyone, this 2013 Canine Carnival will appeal to the whole family. Take part in something positive that supports the wellness of your community. Get involved for good food, good fun, and a good cause!