Council Shelter Celebrates World Animal Day
23 September 2003
When: 10am-2pm, Saturday 4 October 2003
Where: Animal Shelter, 10 Metro Place, Bromley
What's happening? Animal Shelter Tours, Cats Protection
League, Dog Training, Bird Rescus, Angus the Mascot, Pet Corner,
Bouncy Castle, Rex and Miss Polly-Ester, Animates, Sausage Sizzle,
and much more...
How much? Free !!!
What if it's wet? The event will be cancelled
The Christchurch City Council Animal Shelter
is opening its doors to the public on Saturday 4 October to mark
World Animal Day .
Between 10am and 2pm, families will be able to
visit the dogs at
the Shelter in Metro Place, Bromley; learn how to care for their
own pets; and see some of the city ’s
hardest working dogs in action.
World Animal Day marks the feast day of St Francis of Assisi, patron saint
of animals. Two of its main objectives are to highlight the enjoyable aspects
of pet ownership and recognise the important contribution that animals make
“It is the first time that we have celebrated World Animal Day and
we thought it was an excellent opportunity to show people what we do,” Brent
Ablett of the Council’s Animal Control team said. “Anyone who
sees a dog at the Shelter that they would like to re-home, will be able
to put their name down to be its future owner.”
Existing dog owners will be able to seek advice from a dog trainer at the
event and collect Council information on dog registration and gaining responsible
dog owner status. The day will also offer an opportunity to learn about
some of the city’s animal rescue organisations, including Dogwatch
and Bird Rescue.
There will be some shining examples of well behaved dogs at the
event, including those from the Tevra Dog Training School and dogs
trained to assist people with hearing and visual disabilities.
Children will be well catered for, with a bouncy castle; a guest
appearance from the Council’s Animal Control mascot, Angus; tricks
from a former Shelter dog, Miss Polyester; and a pet corner including chickens,
a Kune Kune pig, calves, mini ponies and a goat.
Pet food giveaways and the chance to win a toy, ‘Bromley the Dog”,
will be among the day’s other attractions.
Parking is to be available at the Mercury Bay Factory, 100 metres from
the Animal Shelter towards Linwood Avenue. Pedestrian entrance
to the Animal Shelter will be well signposted.
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