6101 West Knights Griffin Road, Plant City, FL
10:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014
Pooches and People will be partying at the First Annual Doggie Carnival on Saturday, February 22nd!
Local animal rescue groups are proud to present Tampa Bay’s first annual Doggie Carnival on Saturday, February 22nd from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 6101 West Knights Griffin Road in Plant City.
Unlike many traditional fairs, the Doggie Carnival will offer fun and frivolity for canines as well as their caretakers. All breeds are welcomed, and all contestants will receive special treats and prizes. Highlights include a “Doggie-Gras Masquerade” costume contest and the “Circles Lure Course” (named after a miracle dog) for sporty pooches to safely chase toys.
All proceeds from Doggie Carnival will benefit pets awaiting medical care and forever homes. Dozens of healthy adoptables will be in attendance from participating non-profit organizations:
• Second Chance Boxer Rescue of Tampa (SCBR)
• Friends of Hillsborough County Animal Services (FoHCAS)
• Lost Angels Animal Rescue of Tampa
• Cloud 9 Rescue
• Awesome Dogs On Positive Training (ADOPT)
• Hillsborough Animal Health Foundation (HAHF)
Special guests at the Doggie Carnival include dog trainers, Ask-A-Vet, and celebrity canine “Circles” -- a Dalmatian-mix whose abusive injury left the animal to limp in a circle. Treatments funds were raised, Circles regained mobility, a loving home, and a huge social media fan club.
Admission and parking to the Doggie Carnival is FREE with donations accepted for concessions and an array of family and pet-friendly activities. Dogs should be vaccinated and leashed (no retractables).
About SCBR of Tampa… Second Chance Boxer Rescue (SCBR) exists to rescue, rehab, and re-home boxer dogs throughout Florida that would otherwise be euthanized. SCBR is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization that relies solely upon donations and the work of generous, volunteers, veterinarians, and sponsors. SCBR is currently working to expand for the care for non-boxers -- including homeless mixed-breed dogs and felines suffering identity crises (cats that think they are dogs).