CARA holds 9th annual Dog Days of Summer event - - Jackson, MS

CARA holds 9th annual Dog Days of Summer event

Source: CARA Source: CARA

Community Animal Rescue and Adoption, one of Jackson's local animal rescue organizations, is putting on it's 9th annual Dog Days of Summer. WLBT is excited to partner with the organization as one of its media sponsors!

Dog Days of Summer is the rescue's largest fundraiser of the year. This year the event will be held on Saturday, August 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m at the Pelahatchie Shore Park on Lakeshore Drive at the Reservoir. 

Event details:

  • Event food includes chicken, hamburger, and hot dog box lunches ($5) by Outback Steakhouse
  • Children's Carnival with a petting zoo, face painting, Robert Day the Magician and Home Depot building projects
  • Arts and Crafts vendors
  • Dog Agility, Obedience, and K-9 demonstrations
  • Pet parade and contests
  • Blessing of the Animals ceremony
  • Huge silent auction
  • Adoptable CARA dogs
  • Micro-chipping for $35 by the Brandon Kennel Club

Live entertainment will be provided by Steve Deaton and sound & music Grant McGee & Friends.

“Dog Days is one of those rare opportunities in our community when pet lovers can come together to celebrate with their family and their dogs while making a difference for homeless pets,” said Denise Cantrell, CARA’s Executive Director.

A donation of dog food is the admission fee to the event. A $5 admission is required to enter the Children’s Carnival.

This is a fun event for the whole entire family, including your dogs! But make sure they are on a leash! 

CARA is a nonprofit "no-kill" animal rescue group that cares for hundreds of abused, unwanted, and stray animals. It is operated by volunteers and part-time employees.

The expenses for its programs and services are supported solely by private donations from individuals, businesses, and fundraising events throughout the year. CARA receives no funding from any government agency.

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