In July we held an event at Compton Park. It was a huge success! We had a great time meeting families and their pets! Everyone really enjoyed the burgers and games! Our staff shared information about the symptoms of heat stroke and what to do if your pet is displaying those symptoms. We hope to have another event for families and their pets in the near future. Watch our Facebook page for up to date information and events!
In July we installed a Pet Waste Station at the New Holiday Inn – Downtown Alexandria. Thank you to the owners for partnering with us on this project.
In October we sponsored an event, Canines in Costumes, at Compton Park. It was another great success! Many families and pets came out to participate in the canine costume contest. Several local businesses and organizations passed out candy to the children. Our staff shared information about proper pet care and our newly released wellness plans. We had a great time and hope to see everyone again at the next event!
In December we held an event at our hospital, Pet Pictures with Santa. It was a great turn out! Thank you to Gale Photography for taking the pictures. Cost for the picture was a donation of canned goods. We donated all the items to the Manna House.
Through out the months of January and February we hosted a Biggest Loser competition for pets. We had 26 participants. It was very successful. They lost a total of 84 lbs as a group. We held a big finale event at our hospital on March 2nd where we weighed the contestants for the final time and announced the winners.
Heidi Faulkenberry and Bert Bertrand were our overall winners for largest percentage of body weight lost. Lucky Pierce and Bentley Schooler won our People’s Choice vote on Facebook. Molly Riche’ and Lucky Pierce won the Doctors choice award.
We also donated $10 to the Manna House per each participant. We presented a check in the amount of $260 to Mrs. Jessica Viator of the Manna House.
Congratulations to all the participants on a job well done and good luck on your continued weight lost journey!
Pictures coming soon!
In April, we sponsored an Easter Party for Pets. The party featured an Easter egg hunt for dogs and pet pictures with the Easter Bunny. The dogs had a blast searching for Easter Eggs! Bedding, Food, and Cleaning supplies were collected and donated to a local animal shelter. Thank you to everyone who participated. We had a great time!