Over 1,000 pet lovers and furry friends are invited to attend the 14th annual Pet Carnival, Saturday July 14. The event runs from 10:00am to 2:00pm on the lawn outside the Indianapolis Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center (IVR/IVEC) located at 5425 Victory Drive, just southeast of the Emerson and I-465 interchange.
The pet-friendly event is free to the public and includes product displays, samples, discounted offers, door prizes and complimentary hot dogs, popcorn and lemonade. Attendees are encouraged to bring a pet-related item like large black trash bags, canned cat and dog food, cat litter, and dog or cat treats and toys to donate to Indianapolis Animal Care and Control.
The first 500 guests will receive a goody bag, courtesy of Pet Supplies Plus.
Tony Hoard, “America’s Got Talent” semi-finalist and top-level dog frisbee trainer, will return for the second consecutive year with his agile K9 Friz B Crew, set to entertain crowds with aerial tricks choreographed to upbeat music.
The schedule of events includes:
- 10:15 a.m.—Butler K9 Unit Demo featuring Marcus
- 10:30 a.m.—Tony Hoard & K9 Friz B Crew
- 10:45 a.m.—Max the Skateboarding Bulldog (on the blacktop)
- 11 a.m.— Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Demo
- 11:15 a.m.—Best Dressed Pet Competition
- Noon—Best Pet Trick Competition
- 12:30 p.m.—Tony Hoard & K9 Friz B Crew
- 12:45 p.m.—P.E.T.S. Award
- 1:00 p.m.—IVR Recognition Ceremony
Pet owners are encouraged to suit up their pet in costume or showcase their special talents in the Best Dressed Pet or Best Pet Trick competitions, judged by local celebrities including FOX59’s Heather MacWilliams and RadioNOW’s Kyle Smelser. Participants can register pets when the event opens, but registration ends 15 minutes prior to each competition. The event is jam packed, so make sure to visit the website for a complete list of the day’s activities.
All pets must be on leashes or in some type of carrier, and up-to-date on all shots, so everyone can enjoy a fun-filled, emergency-free day. Event is set to take place rain or shine.
For more information about Pet Carnival or IVR/IVEC, visit www.indyvet.com or call (317) 782-4484.