November 2, 2011 by staff
Tulare Dinuba, many former tenants of Visalia Valley Oak SPCA animal shelter again on Saturday to participate in the first refuge of Howl-O-Ween costume contest and carnival.
“People want to come back and say” remember this dog? I am very happy with it and love it, “said Tami Crawford, executive director of the shelter.” Many dogs and cats find their way into our hearts and we wonder if they are happy or successful in their new home, so we are pleased to hear these stories and see them come back and visit with us. ”
About 25 people dressed Tulare Dinuba pets and some even to get into action.
The event also offers free adoptions, was to help create awareness in the community of housing, as they lost their space adoption outside the office at a local mall.
The Valley Oak SPCA is located on a side street adjacent to Highway 99 after a circuitous route to the east from Walnut Avenue.
“If the GPS or Google us, will not open, which can be a difficult place to find,” said Lisa Carrion, housing development manager.
But educating the public about how to find the SPCA shelter to help increase pet adoption was not the only goal.
“It’s a blessing in a way [to lose the space center], and that has made us work harder to get people to housing. We are trying to change the mentality of showing people that we are not a
sad place, but a happy place. We want people to come and see that we are not so bad and just maybe fall in love with a new furry friend, “said Carrion.
People also need events like this to get out and socialize their dogs with other dogs, Crawford said.
And they did socialize. Dressed in prison, sunflower, punk rock, angels and demons, fans of auto racing and even a knight in shining armor, dogs of all shapes and sizes participated in the costume contest and, for the most part The owners had no trouble getting it to cooperate.
“She put her head through a dress [for another pet] and prance around and that’s when we learned that likes to dress,” Preston said Castleman, whose 17-year-old German shorthaired pointer wearing a black Mohawk and orange and purple tulle won cutest punk rocker.
“She went right in [the suit]. She was excited to come here,” Sierra said Smith of her Jack Russell terrier, Dottie dressed as a sunflower. Dottie and Smith, who dressed in team coordination and carrying a bucket of your favorite flowers to match, took the title of Grand Supreme.
“He was sitting there. Did not care at all,” said the owner of July the dachshund dressed as a hotdog. In combination with three years of age, Julia Aguirre, who was dressed as a ketchup bottle, the couple stole many hearts.
However, the judges were looking at the amount of work went into the locker room and warehouse was purchased in July just a half before the event anhour.
Visalia Stephanie Castleman proved the point, when your dog Winnie won funniest costume category chia pet dress.
“My fingers are still full of pins. It was a lot of hard work,” said Castleman, who was inspired by something I saw online.
Costume inspiration was in many ways, either by type of dog, like the dachshund. often referred to as a dachshund. I was wearing a cloth hot dog almost as big as him, or even personality.
“She is always trying to escape, but always catch it, uniformed police said Chloe Rivers, 12, of Chihuahua dressed prisoner Jill Valentine, who was dragging a ball and chain through the competition.
During the holidays of 20 animals were adopted.
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