ENJOY A PAW-FECT SUNDAY AT THE PAWARENESS PET FAIR
Presented by several members of Girl Scout Troop 317, the free event will serve to advocate animal rights and will feature activities for people and their pets
MIAMI – October 5, 2009 – On Sunday, October 25, Girl Scout Troop 317 in conjunction with Paws 4 You Rescue will present the PAWareness Pet Fair, a free event aimed to raise awareness of canine issues.
Held at on the lawn of Bet Shira in Pinecrest (7500 SW 120 Street) from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., people and their pets will enjoy a variety of activities including free pet portraits and obedience lessons. To assist with the day’s awareness theme, Paws 4 You Rescue will be in attendance with adoptable dogs as well as a representative from Miami-Dade Animal Services who will discuss topics such as the importance of spay and neutering animals and how to properly identify your pet. The Mayor of Pinecrest, Cindy Lerner, will serve as the master of ceremonies. Additional notable participants include Petco and Whole Foods.
“Our goal is to organize a free pet fair for the community that would help raise awareness of animal abuse,” says Carley Schleien of Girl Scout Troop 317. “We knew right away that we wanted to increase exposure of Paws 4 You Rescue, one of our favorite animal rescue organizations. We hope that people will also enjoy the speakers’ presentations as well as the fun activities.”
Schleien, along with friends Brandi Applebaum and Lauren Gutlohn also of Troop 317, are planning the fair for their Gold Award, the most reputable award a Senior Girl Scout can earn.
“We are honored to have been chosen by Girl Scout Troop 317 as their Gold Award Project,” says Carol Caridad, president of Paws 4 You Rescue. “Education through community initiatives such as this one is vital to fight against animal abuse and neglect.”
Mayor Lerner adds, “The Village of Pinecrest is a very pet friendly community, and we are looking forward to the Village council deciding on a location for our own dog park in coming months. I am so impressed with the work that went into this pet fair, and wanted to support the efforts of Girl Scout Troop 317 to promote responsible pet ownership,”
For more information, including a schedule of the day’s speakers, visit www.pawarenesspetfair.com.
About Paws 4 You Rescue, Inc.
Formed in 2007, Paws 4 You Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer 501(c)3 animal rescue organization based in Miami, Florida. The organization’s top priority is to save dogs from euthanasia at Miami Dade Animal Services, but it also works to rescue animals from various situations including those that are sick, injured, homeless, surrendered or simply lost. Upon committing to helping a rescued animal, Paws 4 You Rescue gives them a safe environment, professional medical care, hope and lots of love. All rescued animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and ID micro-chipped and stay at veterinary clinics, boarding facilities and foster homes until they are ready for adoption. For more information on Paws 4 You Rescue visit www.paws4you.org.