Fur Kids Foundation hosts Pet-A-Palooza to help families keep their pets healthy September 2, 2014—Gillette, WY--On September 13, the Fur Kids Foundation hosts Pet-A-Palooza at CAM-PLEX Park, Shelter No. 5 from 10 am-3 pm. The event is free to the public; some activities have entrance fees.
Fur Kids Foundation is the only organization in Northeastern Wyoming that provides families with pets access to veterinary care when they cannot afford it. Since September 2012, Fur Kids Foundation has helped more than 65 families and granted more than $12,500 in aid. Pet-A-Palooza is the Fur Kids Foundation’s signature event and largest fundraiser every year.
"More than $4,000 was made in 2013 to help keep pets healthy in Campbell County, Wyoming—and this year our goal is to raise $6,500,” says Mary Melaragno, Fur Kids Foundation president. “We've nearly doubled the case-load from the previous years, and we want to make sure that we can continue to help families in a tight spot care for their pet. For many, pets are family members, and we are here to make sure your family stays healthy and happy.”
Schedule of Pet-A-Palooza Events · Agility, 10 am-3 pm: Take your pooch through tunnels, over jumps and weave through poles and more with the Campbell County 4-H Agility Course! All dogs and handlers, from those just beginning agility training to those with expert skills, are welcome. $5 with 50 percent of the proceeds returning to the Foundation! · Ask a Vet Booth, 11:15 am-3 pm: New to Pet-A-Palooza this year! If you want to learn more about caring for your pet or have a general question about pet care that you'd like answered, stop by the Ask a Vet Booth for free advice from local veterinary experts. · Dunk Tank, 10 am-3 pm: New to Pet-A-Palooza this year! Dunk a variety of people in the tank throughout the day! One throw, $1; six throws, $5. · Pet Fashion Show Contest / Adoptable Dog Red-Carpet Walk, Noon-1pm: If your dog is a fashion junkie that loves to strut her stuff, the Pet Fashion Show Contest offers a runway for your pet to prance. Fur Kids Foundation even has a few costumes available for you to use! $5 entry fee per person for the Pet Fashion Show, or enter for free with Mutt Strut registration ($10). After the Fashion Show Contest completes, the Adoptable Dog Red-Carpet Walk begins. This event will feature all of the adoptable dogs from the Take Me Home Corner. · K-9 Demonstration, 1-2 pm: A crowd favorite, Casper's Sit Mean Sit dog trainer Garret Neufield will show a K-9 demonstration. · Mutt Strut, 2:15-2:45 pm: Get some exercise with your pet - walk a half a mile, or one mile, you pick! $10 registration per person; entrance to the Pet Fashion Show Contest included! · Pet Blessing, 3 pm-3:15 pm: Participants may release balloons in memory of their pets. Free! This event is sponsored by Forever Faithful Pet Crematory.
Pet-A-Palooza Attractions · Looking to adopt your next four-legged family member? Then check out the Take Me Home Corner featuring adoptable dogs from five regional pet rescues—Black Dog Animal Rescue; Friends of Gillette Animal Shelter; Herding Rescue Dogs of Wyoming, Inc.; There's No Place Like Home No Kill Pet Rescue; and Wyoming Basset Hound Rescue. · Pet Supply Drive for the rescues in the Take Me Home Corner—items requested include bedding, collars and leashes, food, litter, toys, treats, and towels · Silent Auction with goodies from businesses and individuals · vendors featuring arts and crafts, dog trainers, pet groomers, pet products and services, veterinarians, and more
Announced by Masters of Ceremony, Pet-A-Palooza is supported by: Animal Medical Center of Wyoming; Basin Electric Power Cooperative; Biers Family; Cloud Peak Energy; First Interstate Bank; First National Bank of Gillette; Flightline; Forever Faithful Pet Crematory; Gaspers Family; Gillette Pet Veterinary Clinic; Independent Oil & Gas; Independent Automation and Control; Knotty Salon; Lynde Family; M&K Oil Co., Inc.; Billy Montgomery; Powder River Heating & Air Conditioning; Rich's Auto Repair; Security State Bank; Sulzer; Thunder Basin Veterinary Clinic; White's Frontier Motors; and Worsley Inspections.
Want to Help? Fur Kids Foundation seeks volunteers to work throughout the day. Interested people should contact the Foundation at (307) 363-1131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Fur Kids Foundation is staffed completely by volunteers,” says Melaragno. “They are the only way we can help people in our community care for their pets. If you have some time to donate, please join us.” Learn more at www.furkidsfoundation.org.
And that’s not all: Dog Eat Dog Roller Derby Bout! Following the event, join Fur Kids Foundation at the Rockpile Ice Arena, 121 4-J Rd., at 6 pm for a night of hard hitting, fast-action, girl on girl roller derby with the Powder River Rousta Bout It Betties. The Betties are taking on the Prairie Fire Roller Girls of Laramie County and the proceeds from the Dog Eat Dog bout will go to Fur Kids Foundation. Doors open at 5 pm. Cost is $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Kids 12 and under are free. Purchase tickets at http://betties-dogeatdog.bpt.me/.
For more information about Pet-A-Palooza or the Dog Eat Dog Roller Derby Bout, contact the Fur Kids Foundation at email@example.com or (307) 363-1131. Both events are on Facebook.
About Fur Kids Foundation Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of families with animals in Campbell County. Since September 2012, Fur Kids Foundation has helped more than 60 families and granted more than $11,500 in aid. For more information, visit furkidsfoundation.org. Find us on facebook.com/furkidsfoundation. Follow us on Twitter, @furkidswyo. Read our blog.