Join Agway at Paws for Celebration – Pet Festival and Fundraising event for the Animal Rescue League
Mark your calendar for the Lower Cape’s biggest pet-friendly festival of the year!
The third annual “Paws for Celebration” will be on Saturday, June 22 from 11am -3pm at Nauset Regional Middle School in Orleans.
The event for people and pooches includes tons of pet-related activities, entertainment and contests, and a pledge walk through downtown Orleans. It’s a fun day out for all the family – including your dog! Event highlights include:
- Contests – Dog/Owner Look-A-Like, Waggiest Tail and more!
- Silent Auction!
- Face painting, photo booth and caricature artist
- Police K9 unit demonstration, Frisbee dog show, and agility demonstration
- Shopping with pet retailers & other vendors
- Tons of free giveaways
- Book signings
Join the fun and sign yourself up for the most important part of the day: The Walk! Feel free to join Agway’s team here: http://arlboston.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1057436. Register online with a $20 donation and collect pledges from friends and family. The website makes it easy to register, set up your own personal fundraising page, form walk teams, and collect donations online!
If you don’t want to join the Pledge Walk, come to Nauset Middle School and join in the fun. Entry is free!
The first 400 people to register online or at the event will receive a free Paws for Celebration 2013 T-shirt!
Your tax-deductible gift to the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s Cape Cod shelter will help to ensure that animals in distress receive the care they need, and a chance to be adopted into a caring home. ARL does not receive government funding; it relies solely on the generous donations of individuals and funds generated from events like ‘Paws for Celebration’.
Some ARLB Quick Facts:
- ARL/Boston was founded in 1899 by Anna Harris Smith whose motto was ”Kindness uplifts the world”
- ARL/ Boston has had a presence on the Cape since the early 1920’s
- 2,960 animals adopted into loving homes in 2011; over 1,200 animals taken in to the Cape Cod shelter
- 496 animal cruelty cases investigated
- 10 animal welfare programs run from 4 locations
- 195 feral cats spayed/neutered as part of League’s Fix a Feral Program
- 3,888 animals spayed/neutered aboard League’s Spay Waggin’ in 2011, over 30,00 animals spayed/neutered since Spay Waggin’s inception in 2000
- Performed 4,886 field technical rescue activities concerning domesticated animals and wildlife in 2011