Dogs attended in all shapes and sizes when they took part in the Animal Welfare League hosted Dogtober event for pets and their owners last Sunday, October 13, at Ford Oval in Merimbula.
Toscha Armstrong, the league’s vice president, said: “It went really well; we raised more funds then we thought, through generous donations, and will use the money for our desexing campaign for next year.”
Ms Armstrong explained that the league contributes financially to assist low-income earners to have their pets desexed.
Ms Armstrong explained that it was important to have animals desexed, because litters of unwanted kittens and puppies ended up in the pound, and there were simply more animals than homes.
Dogtober went from 10am to 1pm and included a group dog walk around the lake.
“All the dogs were exceptionally well behaved,” Ms Armstrong said.
She said a highlight of Dogtober was a dog agility demonstration from Sapphire Coast Kennel and Obedience Club.
“That was really interesting, all the children really liked that.”
The league thanked their many sponsors for their help.
Animal Welfare League NSW Far South Coast Branch has just launched its 2014 Calendar of Second Chances which features cats and dogs surrendered to and then re-homed through the branch. Calendars are available through all Bega Valley Shire Vets, Coastal Grooming Merimbula and Just Cats Cattery Merimbula.
If you’re interested in adopting a pet or becoming a volunteer with the welfare, please call 0400 372 609.