By Staff Reports
(Apple Valley)– The Town of Apple Valley Animal Services Department will host its ninth annual celebration of all things furry, scaly, finned and feathered at Civic Center Park on Saturday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission and parking are free.
“This is just one of the many animal friendly events that the Animal Services Department hosts throughout the year,” said Animal Services Manager Gina Schwin-Whiteside. “These events offer information and education to increase responsible pet ownership. It is also an environment where animal lovers can safely socialize their animals and interact in a setting with large groups of people and other animals.”
The Pet Fair will feature vendors, demonstrations and snake avoidance training as well as microchip services for only $20. Apple Valley residents can license or re-license their pets on-site or take advantage of a low-cost vaccine clinic. Cash only please and proof of residency inside town limits is required. San Bernardino County Animal Control will also be available for licensing.
Contests will include a doggie fashion show, small dog races and the second annual Pet Art contest. Art contest fees are $10 per entry. Other contests are $1 to enter and all fees go to support the shelter animals.
Visitors can meet some of the adoptable animals in need of a loving home and add a furry friend to the family.
Space for vendors of all types are still available for as little as $25 plus an in-kind donation valued at $25 or more. Retail vendors are not restricted to pet-related items.
Sponsors are needed to help make this event a success. For more information visit www.AVAnimals.org or call Animal Services at (760) 240-7000 X 7555.