2017-07-27 / Upcoming Events

Dog event scheduled at Ft. Getty

Money raised will benefit town’s humane society

Jamestown is the home of many unique events and organizations that support good causes.

Both of those will be on display Saturday during the first-ever Getty-Long Little Doggie fair at Fort Getty. The event, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., is for people to share a fun-filled day with man’s (and woman’s) best friend. It will include educational and vendor booths, games, raffles and prizes.

“People can learn more about their dogs and make new furry and human friends,” said Maria Flood, president of the Humane Society of Jamestown.

“Where else will you find a day of fun and games devoted to your dog and dogs in general,” said Sue Rasmussen, a member of the group’s board of directors.

All dogs attending must be current on all vaccinations, including rabies and DHLPP. Dogs must be on a leash and aggressive dogs will be asked to leave.

Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available. Mike Ridge, owner of Spinnakers Café, will donate ice cream.

There also will be a massage therapist, henna tattoo artist and giant games donated by Payton’s Pace.

Admission is free and the money raised will benefit the Humane Society of Jamestown, which is sponsoring the day along with the town’s recreation department and The Jamestown Press.

The money raised will be used for various programs, such as the Compassionate Response Fund, which offers financial aid for veterinarian costs to Jamestown residents needing help caring for their pets, and to provide education to children in the Jamestown and South County school systems via the “Gentle Hands, Gentle Voices” program.

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