ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT FIDO FEST:
It's Fido Fest time again--celebrate life with dogs! Bring your dog out on Saturday, June 18, 2011 for a morning of fun and games and help raise much-needed funds for homeless, abandoned, and abused animals in your community.
Fido Fest features a walk through the trails of Westchester Park, followed by games, activities, and shopping for the whole family. And this year, join our volunteers as we walk "Naked" in the park! Lucky 13, nicknamed "Naked," was rescued in May. At the tender age of only 10 weeks, she was already covered in mange and had almost no hair. Open sores covered her body and she was weak from fighting the parasites. Naked's care was sponsored by the Mercy Fund, a special fund created specifically to raise money to pay for extra medical care needed to treat the many abused, neglected, and injured dogs and cats taken in by HSFM each year. She is now recovering and slowly growing her hair back…and ready to find a new name! This little doll will be the honorary canine guest at Fido Fest this year and her presence will help raise awareness of the plight of abused and neglected animals.
Registration starts at 8:30am and ends at 1:00pm. The dog walk begins at 9am (try out a little "doga" stretching and relaxing beforehand!). Afterward, you can shop at our vendor booths, get your dog's portrait taken, play games, and watch demos by some amazing dogs. Your dog can compete in a costume contest, try his paw at agility and painting, or just relax and chill at our cooling booth--complete with doggie ice cream and misters. For the two-legged kids, there will be a bounce house and face painting. And for dogs adopted from HSFM, there will be special bandanas and a Rescue Reunion group photo.
Microchipping will be available for $40 including registration.
Go to http://fidofest2011.eventbrite.com/
to register you and your dog for Fido Fest! Two ways to register--both include event t-shirt, dog bandana, and goodie bag with some great HSFM gear:
Firstgiving registration: Set up a donor page for you and your dog to help raise funds for the dogs and cats of HSFM! Registration is easy and lets your family and friends help support the animals in our community. Raise a minimum of $25 and your registration is free! Register at the link above first, then up your page at http://www.firstgiving.com/hsfm/event/fidofest2011
We have a Bissell Pet Hair Eraser vacuum cleaner for the top adult fundraiser, and a Nintendo DS2 for the top junior fundraiser (and some great prizes for 2nd and 3rd place as well)!
Basic registration: $25 flat fee registration, available online or the day of the event