Celebrate the lives of rescued animals and learn about helping, fostering and adopting animals in need during the Family, Fur and Fun Festival on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Well-behaved leashed pets also are invited to the free event at Exploration Park in the Mountain’s Edge Master Planned Community.
The festivities include fun, educational and interactive booths, disc demonstrations by K9 Krew, pet adoption and fostering opportunities, arts and crafts, spay and neuter education, raffle with great prizes, music, and food and refreshments. Congresswoman Susie Lee will attend and recognize event organizers for their efforts to help animals in need.
The popular Halloween Pet Costume Contest will be at 1:30 p.m. Attendees and their pets are invited to dress in costume and enter to win prizes for Best in Show, Best Family (can include humans and/or multiple pets), Funniest Costume, and Cutest Costume. Participants can register at the event with entry at $3 per category.
Proceeds from the event benefit Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas and other local animal rescues and shelters. Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas was founded in 2013 after recognizing a need to help save dogs and cats that were losing their lives in the shelter system, and to assist pet owners. The organization provides a variety of services to prevent pets from entering the shelter, such as a pet food bank, re-homing services, and adoption services. Other beneficiary organizations include Chi of Hearts, Churchill Foundation, Paws 4 Love, Street Dogz and Vegas Rescue Project and Vegas Shepherd Rescue.
The Family, Fur and Fun Festival is sponsored by Community Productions, Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center, Mountain’s Edge Master Planned Community, Naylor and Braster Law Firm and Pictographics.
Exploration Park is located at 9700 S. Buffalo Dr., just south of Blue Diamond Road near the Mountain’s Edge main entrance. For information and participation opportunities, visit www.familyfurandfun.com, call 702-595-0644, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.