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Friday, Sep 23, 2016
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Little Rock Animal Village “Pawty” Set for Sept. 24
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Little Rock Animal Village will celebrate its 9th annual Fall Pawty on Saturday, Sept. 24, with a full slate of family-friendly activities planned, beginning at 10 a.m.
A sculpture dedication ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. at the 4500 Kramer St. center. The 4-foot-tall piece is by artist Lorri Acott, who also made the sculpture that was placed at entrance of the Animal Village during last year’s celebration.
Other highlights of the “pawty” include the “Paws In Style” pet fashion show, a microchipping station, prizes and giveaways and a volunteer recognition ceremony.
“We are excited to mark nine amazing years of the Animal Village,” Manager Tracy Roark said. “In that time, our dedicated staff and volunteers have accomplished so much to improve the lives and welfare of the animals of our City.”
So far this year through Little Rock Animal Services, a total of 2,027 animals have been adopted, returned to owners, transferred to rescue groups, or placed on the Rescue Waggin’ or the Bark Bus.
Little Rock Animal Village features a fully staffed veterinary clinic that regularly hosts low-cost spay and neuter services, an adoption center, five large play yards for dogs, and a learning center where volunteers can promote animal welfare and public safety initiatives.