Tri-County Animal Rescue Center is getting ready to join the International Homeless Animals Day celebration. The Center’s event will be held from 11 a.m. to dusk Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Clarion Park in Clarion across from the Courthouse.
Conceived and commemorated by International Society for Animal Rights or ISAR in 1992, International Homeless Animals’ Day or IHAD is a worldwide recognized event observed annually on the third Saturday in August.
Each and every year, more and more animal protection organizations and concerned citizens band together to shed light on the tragedy of pet overpopulation and the importance of spaying and neutering, according to the society.
“IHAD is established as the one day out of the year where we all come together, publicly united in our mission to win the war on pet overpopulation,” the society said.
The ISAR website has locations of IHAD events taking place around the globe. This year ISAR is commemorating the 25th anniversary of IHAD on Saturday, Aug. 20, and Tri-County Animal Rescue Center will host its event from 11 to dusk.
The event is open to all, as this is a family, friends and pet-friendly event, the center said.
Featured for the first time this year will be a vaccine and microchip clinic.
Other fun and memorable events include a pet parade, games for kids and dogs of all ages, Animal Advocates awards, and TCARC’s ever popular raffles.
The Blessing of the Animals will highlight the day’s activities.
International Homeless Pets Day will close at dusk with a special lighting of the luminaries to honor beloved family pets and animal companions who have passed on to the Rainbow Bridge.
A beautiful, hand-crafted glider is one of the many raffle items available at the event.
Other raffles include:
- Boarding gift certificate from Trillium Pet Care
Lottery ticket basket
- Tickets to Cedar Point and Splash Lagoon
- Clarion Canine Obedience Club “Puppy Class” gift certificate and “Beginner Class” gift certificate
- Autographed books in the “Heart” and “Ghost” series by Rita Award winning fantasy/futuristic romance author Robin D. Owens, who is also the 2002 BestNovel winner for Heart Mate.
- Gift certificate to the Clarion Escape Room
- “Man basket” loaded with tools in a toolbox
- Handmade blanket
- Tailgater’s basket, Back-to-school basket, kitchen basket, Margarita basket, dog and cat baskets and many more.
More information about the event is available on Tri-County’s Facebook page or by emailing email@example.com. Or visit www.isaronline.org.
Tri-County’s IHAD celebration will also include a low cost vaccine clinic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the park across from the Clarion County courthouse.
It will be conducted by the Western PA Humane Society.
Rabies — $9
FVRCP — $13.50
FeLV — $18
FeLV/FIV test — $30
Super Cat Pack which includes rabies, FeLV and FVRCP vaccines, and FeLV/FIV combo test — $59
Elite Cat Park which includes rabies, FeLV and FVRCP vaccines, and FeLV/FIV combo test and microchipping — $72.
Rabies — $9
DHPP — $13.50
Bordetella — $10.50
Leptospirosis — $12.50
Lyme — $20
Super Dog Pack which includes rabies, DHPP, Bordetella — $32.
Elite Dog Pack which includes rabies, DHPP, Bordetella, Lyme, Leptospirosis — $64.
Microchipping is $15.
A $1 medical waste fee is on all vaccines, tests and microchips.
The Western PA Humane Society accepts Visa, MasterCard and cash. No checks will be accepted.
Those participating in the clinic should bring a copy of their animal’s previous vaccine records.
More information is available by contacting Tri-County at (814) 918-2032 or emailing tricounty-arc.org.
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