Skip to content

‘Paw’tnering for pets

‘Paw’tnering for pets
'Paw'tnering for pets | Pawtnering for Pets, Chad Clifton, pet show

Martin natives Chad and Candy Clifton along with their pets Bandit and Miss Faith (pictured), and cats Mr. Slipper, and Miss Nessy, have joined partnership efforts to raise money to benefit local shelters.

The first-ever ‘Paw’t-nering for Pets event is designed to bring together the community and animal lovers. Pawtnering for Pets will marry educational sessions with fun activities for pets and their owners April 28 in Weldon Park in downtown Martin.
The goal of the event is to not only raise money for local shelters, but to advocate for the animals.
The event will kick off at 10 that morning. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their pets to the park that day and enter them in one of four categories – Best Trick; Most Exotic; Spring Bling Fashion Show (small breeds) and Spring Bling Fashion Show (large breeds). The fashion show is the perfect time to break out the costumes and sequins for the special day in the park.
Registration for the show will take place from 10-11 a.m. During that time, the Gleason and Martin Police departments have graciously agreed to provide K-9 demonstrations for the audience.
GPD officers John Hilliard and David King will show how their drug dogs are able to perform their duties, while MPD’s Marty McClure and his bomb dog, Fido, will spotlight their abilities.
Following the K-9 presentations, Joan Burcham will take the stage and demonstrate pet agility.
Amy Rollins will then present a lesson in obedience. Rollins teaches the courses at Red Barn Kennels on Mt. Pelia Road outside of Martin.
After the demonstrations, Best Trick and Most Exotic pet show contestants will take the stage.
Debbie Reynolds, DVM, of Veterinary Home Healthcare will also present an ask the vet and proper teeth cleaning session.
Pampered pets will showcase their spring bling attire in the small breeds and large breeds fashion show.
To finish out the morning’s events, a drawing will be held for three autographed items provided by animal advocate, Martin native and Green bay Packer Chad Clifton.
Clifton has donated and autographed a Green Bay Packers football, Tennessee Vols football and a Green Bay Packers plaque.
Tickets for the drawing are $5 each and can be purchased at A Country Pet Resort and Spa on Mt. Pelia Road and The Weakley County Press office on Lindell Street in downtown Martin.
Local veterinary clinics are welcome to set up a booth that day. Area animal shelters are also encouraged to set up adopt-a-pets during the event. There is no cost for a booth.
Sponsors of the event include A Country Pet Resort and Spa, Red Barn Kennels, A to Z Pet Supply, Weakley County Animal Clinic and The Weakley County Press.
For additional information, call Sabrina Bates at The Press office at 587-3144. Admission to the event April 28 is free.
Everyone is welcome to come out and help the community “pawtner” for the pets.

WCP 4.17.12

Leave a Comment