Dog Awarness Week in San Antonio, TX

Event Details

Dog Awarness Week in San Antonio, TX

Time: July 5, 2009 at 10am to July 12, 2009 at 6pm
Location: San Antonio, TX City-Wide Event
City/Town: San Antonio
Website or Map: http://www.bexarcountykc.com/…
Event Type: city-wide, event
Organized By: River City Cluster of Dog Show & The City of San Antonio Animal Care Services
Latest Activity: Jul 7, 2009

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DOG AWARENESS WEEK
July 6-12, 2009

The River City Cluster of Dog Shows (RCCDS) and the City of San Antonio Animal Care Services (ACS) will collaborate with the City of San Antonio to sponsor a citywide “Dog Awareness Week” from July 6-12, 2009, to coincide with the RCCDS’ 5 days of dog shows being held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The purpose is to launch a public awareness campaign with emphasis on making San Antonio a “no-kill community” by 2012. We will focus on responsible pet ownership, increased adoptions, and aggressive spay/neuter programs. The highlight of "Dog Awareness Week" will be the appearance of Cesar Millan, the Dog Whisperer, who will reinforce the message of responsible pet ownership with emphasis on the need to spay / neuter our pets.

We want to make “Dog Awareness Week” a successful venture! We are dedicated dog lovers who are willing to take the time to educate the public and to offer support in caring for their beloved animals during these tough economic times. They need to understand the need to spay/neuter their pets and the importance of reaching “no-kill 2012”. Most importantly, we need to demonstrate a unified approach from city leaders, city services, animal welfare organizations, the “dog community”, the media, and local veterinarians to provide a viable solution to the pet over-population problem….by working together we can help solve the problem!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

SUNDAY July 5, 2009 - -Kickoff event: “Sunday in the Park” from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at Pearsall Dog Park (Off-Leash Park) in District 4:

A minister will do a “Blessing of the Dogs”
Councilman Philip A. Cortez will lead a dog walk with Chloe and Flash (Basset Hounds)
An Elvis impersonator will perform “You Ain’t Nothing But a Hound Dog”
A dog parade will join in the dog walk
A Dog Costume Contest will be conducted with prizes awarded
Free cold bottled water will be provided to all participants
ACS’ Chips mascot will hand out “No-Kill 2012” stickers to everyone to wear
A free basic dog training class will be held every hour
A Dog Agility demonstration will be conducted with Agility Training examples offered to the public.
Free doggy dental supplies will be given to all attendees.
Dog nail clipping will be offered for $5.00 per dog.
ACS will bring dogs for adoption at a discounted price.
Discounted rabies, vaccinations, and microchipping will be offered on-site
Animal Care Services will bring its spay/neuter vehicle and do free spay/neuters on-site
There will be free dog treats, dog toys, and dog food samples for all attending dogs
This is a Media Coverage Event to advertise & distribute spay/neuter vouchers to San Antonio residents

MONDAY July 6, 2009- - “Dine With Your Dog at Rob Cary Pet Resort—Hot Dogs for ‘Hot Dogs’”:
Humans and dogs will be served hot dogs, beverages and human/dog “cookies” for $10 each
Profits will be split between Animal Care Services (ACS) and Responsible Pet Owners Alliance (RPOA)
We will distribute Spay/Neuter Vouchers and “No-Kill 2012” Stickers

TUESDAY July 7, 2009- - “Lucky Dog Pet Adoptions”
Local Animal Welfare organizations will offer Pet Adoptions for a discounted price
All adopted dogs will already be spayed/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated.
Each adoption will receive 2 free tickets to River City Cluster of Dog Shows
We will distribute Spay/Neuter Vouchers and “No-Kill 2012” Stickers

For A Complete Listing of Events Please Refer to the event website...

http://www.bexarcountykc.com/DOGAWARENESSWEEK.HTM

Contacts: River City Cluster of Dog Shows Website: WWW.RIVERCITYCDS.COM

Margie O’Connell
Board Member, River City Cluster of Dog Shows
(210) 653-8762
moconn1114@aol.com

Shirley Wills
Shirley Wills & Associates, PR Firm
(210) 822-2378 (210) 822-1838 (Fax)
shirleywills@stic.net

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Comment by Max & Cody on June 18, 2009 at 2:02pm
Ahh...sux! We're gonna be in Cancun on our honeymoon. Hope everyone has fun.

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