The St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League will be hosting its 8th annual Animal Fair benefit and family/pet fun day on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown, Md
The day will be filled with fun and activities including a pet parade, “woof it down” pet/owner pie eating contest, blessing of the pets, pet adoptions, pet pageant, vendor booths, silent auction, food, music, and much more. The 2012 Pet King and Pet Queen will be crowned at the Animal Fair and will lead the Parade of Pets.
“Animal Fair is a day to celebrate pets and their owners,” says April Mattedi, chair of the 2012 Animal Fair. “Animal Fair is also a time to celebrate those pets who will be at the fair looking for their furever home. We will have many rescue groups on site who will have adoptable pets for our fair guests to meet. We hope that each animal at the fair who is looking for his/her new home will return to next year’s fair as a happy, adopted pet that is a member of a loving, safe, and caring home.”
Admission to the 8th Animal Fair is $5 for guests age 13 and over. Children 12 and under are $1. Pets are free; all pets on leashes are welcomed to attend the Animal Fair.
In an effort to generate support of the SMAWL Pet Food Pantry, visitors are asked to bring an unopened can or bag of pet food or litter; contributors to the Pet Food Pantry will receive an entry for a special gift basket drawing.
For more information on the 8th annual Animal Fair, visit smawl.org or call 301-997-0394.