Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Pets in the Park Day at Orchard Beach, Manistee

a news release of Michigan DNRE

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment announced that Orchard Beach State Park is hosting a "GO-Get Outdoors Pets in the Park" weekend on Saturday and Sunday, July 24 & 25. Scheduled events and activities for the weekend include dog training, a demonstration on scent detection, first aid for pets, wild animal rehabilitation, an agility and work-out course and search and rescue. A veterinarian will be on hand for a question and answer session and there will be a children's and pet parade.

Activities will start Saturday at 10 a.m. and run until 5 p.m. when the children's and pet parade will begin. Prizes donated by Manistee Equine Feed & Pet Supply of Manistee and other local businesses, will be awarded for the best costumes in the parade.

Starting at 10 a.m. Sunday, "Paws for Agility" will have an agility course set up with demonstrations. Visitors may try maneuvering the course with their pets. Participants are asked to donate pet food for use in the local pet pantry before taking their turn on the course. Also during this time, Dr. Laura Betts, a local veterinarian, will be at the park to talk about health and safety issues for your pets.

Available throughout the day on Saturday will be a display of products for pets. Visitors are welcome to bring their pets for the weekend's fun and activities.

Partnering with Orchard Beach State Park to offer the "Pets in the Park" weekend are Lori Linderman of Manistee Equine Feed and Pet Supplies, Jim Rutherford of Action Canine Institute, Chris Felty of "Paws for Agility," Dr. Laura Betts of Parkdale Animal Hospital and Little River Ottawa Indians Search & Rescue K9 Division.

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