DATE: April 1, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Mendheim, Public Education Coordinator
Broward County Animal Care and Adoption
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – This year, the Easter Bunny is not just for kids anymore. Fun-loving dogs and their owners will gather for Broward County’s Doggie Egg Hunt Extravaganza, Saturday, April 19, at Easterlin Park, 1000 N.W. 38th Street, Oakland Park, from 10 a.m. to noon.
The special Egg Hunt, hosted by Broward County Parks and Recreation Division and the Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Center, will encourage dogs to use their noses to “sniff” out special egg-shaped biscuits, courtesy of Pet Supermarket stores. The dogs that find the most “eggs” will win special Easter gift baskets.
Easter Eggs aren’t the only treasures to be found, because this Egg Hunt will also feature adoptable dogs that are searching for special homes. Special event pricing makes it easier than ever to adopt a new best friend that is ready to go home that day.
Having fun also helps other shelter dogs. A portion of every $5 ticket purchased for your dog to participate in the Egg Hunt will be donated to the Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Center. All dogs must be on a leash at all times and have a current rabies vaccination and Broward County Pet Registration Tag to participate. In addition, the park’s regular entrance fee of $1.50 will apply.
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About Broward County Animal Care and Adoption
Founded in February 1956 and accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies, Broward County Parks and Recreation Division manages almost 6,500 acres, encompassing nearly 50 regional parks and nature centers, neighborhood parks, and natural areas at various stages of development. Facilities include water parks, campgrounds, a target range, a stadium, a skate park, an observatory, mountain bike trails, an educational farm with stables, and a velodrome and other sports facilities. Hours and fees vary by location. For more information, visit Broward.org/Parks.
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in programs, services, and activities must contact the Special Populations Section at 954-357-8170 or TTY 954-537-2844 at least five (5) business days prior to the scheduled meeting or event.
Broward County Animal Care and Adoption is dedicated to providing care for lost and stray animals as well as promoting the successful adoption of shelter pets. The agency also coordinates the licensing of dogs and cats and provides rabies vaccinations in order to encourage a healthier pet population. Please do your part by spaying or neutering your pets to stop unwanted animals entering the shelter and consider adopting a shelter pet for your next family companion. For more information visit, Broward.org/Animal, "follow us" on Twitter.com/BrowardPetPals or "like us" on Facebook.com/Broward.pets.