Have Fun It’s Free & There’ll Be Refreshments
Take your children out to take a tour of the Prince William County Animal Shelter to participate and enjoy their Christmas Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 10, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. There’ll be holiday refreshments and a tree lighting ceremony at 4 p.m. There’s No Admission.
Take A Tour Of The Facility & Also One Of Their New Mobile Adoption Van
Take a tour of the shelter’s new mobile adoption van. It’ll be fun for the entire family. I’ve been to the shelter on several occasions and found it a nice place to view the animals and to see the great work the SPCA is doing in Prince William County. I always leave wanting a new baby but I have to bite my lips and walk out after pondering the thought because of health issues I have.
Mark Your Calendars – See AKC Award- Winner Eli On Television In Macy’s Parade, Thanksgiving Day
AKC Award-Winner ELI Named National Dog Show Ambassador for 2011 – Eli is a twelve year old Belgian Sheepdog and one of the few living therapy dogs who comforted first responders and victims on the tragic day at the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, has been named Therapy Dog Ambassador for The National Dog Show Presented by Purina and the Kennel Club of Philadelphia for 2011.
Sherry Hanley, owner/handler, travels around the Country appearing at dog shows and fundraisers events which goes to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and other causes.
You’ll be able to see Eli, who will be part of NBC’s online/broadcast coverage of the show, which will air nationally on November 24, 2011, Thanksgiving Day from noon-2 p.m. following the Macy Parade. There’ll be a total of some 20 million people who tunes into the show each year.
“Eli’s therapy work will never be forgotten and there is a whole generation of therapy dogs who walk now in Eli’s footsteps,” offered National Dog Show NBC expert analyst David Frei, the author of “Angel On A Leash,” a new book about therapy dogs. “Eli and Sherry will get a huge ovation Saturday when they’re introduced in the stadium at the National Dog Show.”
If you’ve never visited the Prince William County Animal Shelter, make an afternoon to go see the dogs, cats, turtles, etc. and thank this great group of people for their service to our county…they’re doing a fantastic job.
News & Messenger Serving Prince William, Manassas & Manassas Park, Virginia, as written by Nancy White