Watson Park, home to one of the better spook attractions for fun during the Halloween season, will be the site of Tails and Spells to benefit K-9 Karma Animal Advocates tomorrow, Oct. 20, from 4 - 6 p.m.
The event will be held in the indoor shelter and will feature a Pet Costume Contest, Silent Auction, K9 Trick or Treat, pictures and, of course, adoptable dogs in the care of K-9 Karma foster homes. Admission is only $2 per person, children under 12 are free.
K-9 Karma Animal Advocates rescues dogs from the Wichita Animal Shelter that have been deemed "unadoptable" for medical or behavior reasons, and assist people who find themselves in the position of having to surrender their dog. It is an all-volunteer 501 (c)(3) organization that operates solely on the donations from the community.
One of the newest additions to the rescue is 7-week-old Jack, who was rescued from the Wichita Animal Shelter. Due to a bad case of mange and internal parasites, Jack was on the kill list. Treating his conditions will be expensive for the rescue, and they have another young female rescue coming in that also has mange.
"It's hard to imagine the conditions in which Jack lived his seven short weeks," said Roger Peach, a K-9 Karma foster. "This sweet guy deserved a chance, and we hope the community will come out to support our event so we can help Jack heal and find a home that will show him the love he wants and deserves."
Dress up your dog, bring some funds for the silent auction, or a few extra dollars to drop in the donation jar, and come out to support K-9 Karma Animal Advocates at Watson Park, 3022 S. McLean Blvd. Volunteers with the rescue will be on hand to talk to you about becoming a foster home, ways to help, and the adoption process. The rescue also takes donations of pet food to help out those who are struggling financially be able to keep their pet. For more information, email email@example.com.