Spooktacular event will include pet costume contest

Oct. 17, 2013 @ 01:32 PM

Pets of all kinds will be in the spotlight Sunday when Northwood Animal Hospital hosts its inaugural Spooktacular, a fundraiser benefiting two local charitable causes.
“The idea of this event is to gather the community together and have something fun to do for all ages — children, adults and, obviously, pets — and to collect donations for two great organizations,” said Jonathan Marquez, office manager at the veterinary practice.
Proceeds from the event, including donations of pet food and supplies, will benefit Bark for Life of High Point — which is a division of the American Cancer Society — and the Guilford County Animal Shelter.
One of the highlights will be a pet costume contest, with prizes being awarded to the top three winners. First prize will be a free annual exam for your dog or cat, second prize will be an annual exam for half price, and third prize will be a free bath for your pet.
A raffle will be held for such prizes as gift baskets, oil changes, gift cards, massages, and flea and tick medications. Tickets will be sold for $1 apiece, six tickets for $5, or 15 tickets for $10.
Other activities will include live music by local performer Fredd Reyes, a cornhole tournament, face-painting, pumpkin carving and decorating, and refreshments provided by B’s Cuisine Machine.
There will also be a number of pet-related vendors on hand for the event, including a pet-grooming service and a pet-cremation company.
There will also be opportunities to tour the animal hospital, and staff members will provide free dental checkups for your pets throughout the event.
Admission is free, but donations of money, food and supplies will be accepted at the door, with proceeds going to Bark for Life of High Point and the Guilford County Animal Shelter.
For more information, call 887-2606 or visit www.northwoodah.com.

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Want to go?

The Spooktacular at Northwood Animal Hospital will be held Sunday, from 2 to 5 p.m.
The practice is located at 507 Eastchester Drive.
Activities will include a pet costume contest, live music, face-painting, obedience training, a cornhole tournament, pumpkin carving and decorating, and more.
Admission is free, but donations of money, food and supplies will be accepted at the door, with proceeds going to Bark for Life of High Point and the Guilford County Animal Shelter.