Pets meet under the big top on Saturday

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b117833d-9163-4086-8840-4b5f6ad22d89An event for the whole family, including the furry and four-legged ones takes places at the Corby Dog Park this weekend. 

The theme of the second Howl-a-Palooza event hosted by St. Joseph Animal Control and Rescue is Carnival O’ Canines. 

St. Joseph Animal Shelter Humane Educator Jenna Keyes said the first Howl-a-Palooza was held last year for the grand opening of the Corby Dog Park. 

“It allows us to have some fun with the community,” Keyes said. “We have vendor booths come out and talk about local businesses and we’ll have on site adoptions for the animal shelter there as well. Not to mention we have several fun carnival games and activities, dog contests that you can enter with your pet and all kinds of prizes. It’s really just going to be a fun-filled event for the whole family.” 

The carnival theme includes contests such as best clown costume, pet owner look-alike and awards for the best trick. According to Keyes, contests will begin around 11 a.m. and before that, at 10:30 a.m., there will be a shelter dog alumni group photo. 

“If you adopted a dog from the shelter feel free to come by the Howl-a-Palooza event, we’re going to have a booth there just for you,” Keyes said. “We’re taking paw prints of the shelter adoptees that we can hang up here at the shelter and then we’re taking a group photo.” 

Keyes said they’re still accepting volunteer help for the event and any vendors who would like a booth. 

Howl-a-Palooza takes place from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday at the Corby Dog Park in the parking lot.

For more information, go the Facebook event page or call (816) 271-5363.