Celebrate your pet at Pet Fest and Doggie Dash 2010! The fun-filled festival for pets and their families is returning to Memorial Park in downtown Chula Vista on Saturday, June 19.
“Pet Fest provides pets and their owners the opportunity to socialize while benefiting the animals in our community,” said Mariya Anton, Chula Vista Animal Care Facility Manager. “Pet Fest also reaches out to the less fortunate animals by offering low-cost vaccinations, and on-site spaying and neutering services provided by the Spay Neuter Action Project.”
The event kicks off at 8 a.m. with on-site registration for the Doggie Dash Run/Walk, a 1-mile run/walk for charity around Memorial Park. Fees are $15 per entry and each participant will receive an event t-shirt. All pets must be leashed to participate. The race begins promptly at 9 a.m. All event proceeds will benefit the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility’s non-profit organization, H.E.A.R.T. and the Chula Vista Nature Center Foundation.
The festival includes contests held throughout the day for the cutest, biggest, smallest and most talented pets. The event will also highlight special presentations, obedience demonstrations, music, food and products and treats from over 20 pet-related vendors and services.
Adorable animals from the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility will be on-site waiting to meet a new pet parent. Employees and volunteers from the facility will be available to answer any questions about the animals, the adoption process and pet care.
Helping hands are needed. If you would like to volunteer to help, please call Heather Marshall at (619) 422-1982. High school students can earn community service hours at this event.
Pet Fest 2010 is sponsored by PetCo, the Third Avenue Village Association, City of Chula Vista, Cox Communications, and H.E.A.RT of Chula Vista. To register for the Doggie Dash, please visit www.thirdavenuevillage.com