Learn about helping, fostering and adopting abandoned and neglected animals and celebrate the joy of pet stewardship during the annual Family, Fur and Fun Festival on Saturday, Oct. 13. The free event will be at Exploration Park located in the Mountain’s Edge Master Planned Community from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their well-behaved, leashed pets (Pictured: Stacy Twigg with Oscar-black dapple and Madison-red smooth).
Festivities include a variety of fun, educational and interactive booths, including dog sport demonstrations by Atomic Dogs, pet adoption and fostering opportunities, arts and crafts, doggie photography, spay and neuter education, raffle with great prizes, music, food and refreshments, and more. McGruff the Crime Dog also will be in attendance.
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.
Event proceeds will benefit nonprofit animal rescue organizations, including Animal Help Alliance, Chi of Hearts, Churchill Foundation, Hearts Alive Village, Heaven Can Wait Animal Society, Paws 4 Love, Street Dogz and Windy’s Ranch and Rescue.
The Family, Fur and Fun Festival is sponsored by Hanratty Law Group, Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center, Law Office of Donna Stidham, Mountain’s Edge Master Planned Community, Pictographics, Centennial Toyota, Naylor and Braster Law Firm and Redfin.
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.