Humane Society of Charlotte Prepares for Pet Palooza 2013
2700 Toomey Ave., Charlotte, NC 28203
Open daily 11 am – 5 pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Donna Ragan, Marketing & Public Relations Manager
704-494-7708 or 704-408-4527
Humane Society of Charlotte Prepares for PET PALOOZA, Saturday, April 13th
Organization’s Top Fundraiser Welcomes People & Pets – New This Year – LIVE MUSIC,
DOG CONTESTS, FOOD TRUCKS and BEER GARDEN!
Charlotte, NC – In recognition of the thousands of homeless dogs and cats in
Mecklenburg County, the Humane Society of Charlotte is hosting its largest annual
fundraiser, Pet Palooza, a walk and pet festival to support the organization’s
mission. This year’s event promises something for everyone including:
Food Truck “Paw-vilion”
Fido Fashion Show starring HSC Alumni & Adoptable Dogs
Palm & Paw Readings
People and Pet Massages
Paw Print Paintings with Your Pet
Pet CPR Demonstration
Police Dog Demonstration
The event will be held on Saturday, April 13th from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Independence Park in the Elizabeth
Neighborhood. The 2k Dog Walk, hosted by Maureen O’Boyle, WBTV News Anchor, will start off the event at 10 a.m.
with teams and individuals walking with their furry family members. Newly added events for this year include live
music, with special guests Leo Clay and GogoPilot, a Food Truck “Paw-vilion” with a variety of yummy treats for
everyone and a Beer Garden featuring Birdsong Brewing Company and Triple C Brewing Company. Radio sponsor,
Clear Channel Communications, will also be on site with remotes from 96.9 The Kat, 96.1FM, WRFX 99.7 The Fox,
106.5 the End and 102.9 the Lake.
Registered walkers will receive a FREE souvenir t-shirt and matching dog bandana to wear for the day. Walk-up
registrants will accepted, but are not guaranteed event t-shirts and bandanas. Cost to walk is $35.
About the Humane Society of Charlotte:
The Humane Society of Charlotte is a community resource committed to improving the lives of companion animals through
adoption, spay/neuter and education. The Humane Society of Charlotte provides low-cost spay and neuter surgeries for cats and
dogs to reduce pet overpopulation throughout the Carolinas. The “space available” shelter provides pets with the love and attention
they need to live happy and healthy lives while awaiting a new home. The Humane Society of Charlotte is a nonprofit organization
that relies solely on private donations to achieve its mission.