County animal shelter adopt-a-thon Oct. 18

The 7th Annual Santa Rosa County Animal Services Adopt-a-thon will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18. There will be no fee to adopt a cat or dog, and a spay/neuter voucher will be provided at no cost for any unaltered animal.

Prospective adopters who currently have pets at home should bring proof of rabies vaccination for each animal. Pets on leashes with a current rabies tag attached are welcome to attend. An opening ceremony will start at 9 a.m. with Colors presented by the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Whiting Division.

Contests will be held throughout the day, including:

n 10:30 a.m.- Best pet costume

n 11 a.m. – Best talent

n 11:30 a.m. – All bark & no bite talent show

n Noon – Dog & owner look-a-like

n 12:30 p.m. – Best of show

Free food, vendors, drawings and children’s activities will be offered during the adopt-a-thon and include fire safety prevention with Smokey Bear, meet and greet with Blue Wahoo’s Kazoo and a Home Depot kid’s workshop.

The animal shelter is located at 4451 Pine Forest Road in Milton.



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