Animal Rescue Friends of Nichols Hills, or A.R.F., will be hosting its 13th annual Pooch Parade fundraiser on September 20, 2009. Proceeds benefit lost or abandoned animals found in Nichols Hills, providing them proper veterinary care, food and shelter until their owners are found or they are placed in a new home.
Registration, food services and several dog activities will begin at noon. Activites include demos by K9 University, the Dog Treat Walk, a dog portrait artist, along with pools and sprinklers for canine cooling down. Father John Lock of All Souls Episcopal Church will be blessing pets. Activities cost $1 each.
The Parade begins at 1:00pm and celebrity judges will give awards to parade participants in the following categories: Big Dog, Little Dog and Costumed Dog, with sub categories in each group such as Best Tail Wag and Best Dog/Owner Look Alike. Adopted A.R.F. dogs will lead the Parade.
Several dog-related merchants will have displays and information available during the event. Some of the merchants include Central Park Doggie Daycare, Paws Around Town, and Acme Vet micro chipping.
Rescued dogs are encouraged to wear a blue ribbon on their collar. Animal Rescue Friends adoptable dogs will be in attendance and wearing red bandanas.
Earl’s Barbeque lunches will be served at a cost of $5. Home made cookies by Crumbs Cookie Company will be $1. Water and soft drinks are also $1.
For human/dog interest stories or more information please contact:
Adelaide Liedtke 840-2428 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Vicki Enlish 843-1754 or email@example.com
Co-Chairs 2009 Pooch Parade