The Fayette Humane Society, in partnership with the City of Fayetteville, will host the inaugural Fayette Love Your Pet event on Saturday, May 19.
“The goal of the Fayette Love Your Pet event is to provide a support system for pet owners in our community who love their pets and want to keep them healthy, but may not have the extra resources to do so,” said Leah Thomson, a Fayette Humane board member and organizer of the event. “Community outreach of this type has been proven to keep animals with their owners and out of the shelter, and it also helps combat an overpopulation problem. Providing these services coincides with the mission statement of the Fayette Humane Society.”
Fayette Love Your Pet will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. across from the courthouse square at 140 Stonewall Avenue at the Lane Brown Gazebo in downtown Fayetteville. During the event, free spay and neuter vouchers, free rabies vaccinations, and microchips will be made available to residents of Fayette County. HELP Clinic will be providing the spay and neuter vouchers and the rabies vaccinations. A local trainer will be in attendance to answer any questions regarding your pet, as well as a children’s tent to highlight ways in which they can love and care for their pets. A local Pet store, Hollywood Feed, will be providing treats and will be available to answer any questions about healthy food and treat choices.
The City of Fayetteville has been an integral partner in putting the event together.
“It has been a pleasure working with the City of Fayetteville, including Brian Wismer and Joyce Waits and their staff,” said Thomson. “Their willingness to partner with the Fayette Humane Society on this inaugural event has been invaluable, and we hope we can continue this partnership and make this an annual event.”
The event falls perfectly in line with the city’s vision to make Fayetteville healthy and happy.
“The City of Fayetteville recognizes the positive impact pets have on the quality of life we enjoy in our community, and we join this celebration recognizing the need to love our pets,” said Mayor Ed Johnson. “We feel that respect and proper treatment of pets and other animals is reflective of the love for the contributions these pets make to our community.”
The money for this event was earmarked from funds raised at Fayette Humane’s Christmas Tour of Homes, and they hope to make Fayette Love Your Pet an annual event to help the community and their furry family members.
Limited spots and supplies are available, so unfortunately everyone may not be served. Volunteers will be available to gather personal information for those in need that were not able to be helped at the event.
For more information about the event, visit the Fayette Humane Society’s website at www.fayettehumane.org, go to the Fayette Humane Society Facebook page, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call at (770) 487-1073.