Sunday, September 25, 2022
1:00 – 6:30 PM
Chatham Community Park
ACTIVITIES ♦ LIVE MUSIC ♦ FOOD ♦ FUN
Chatham Paws-a-Palooza is a pet-friendly (on leash) and family-friendly event hosted by Chatham Friends of the Parks promoting pet adoption, responsible ownership and pet welfare while raising money for ongoing construction, upkeep and improvements to the new Chatham Community Dog Park.
Activities will include:
- Demonstrations by Multi-time World Champion St. Louis Disc Dogs
- Onsite meet and greet with adoptable pets
- Pet/Owner Costume Contest [SIGN UP HERE!]
- Pet themed vendors
- Art vendors
- Pet “Relief Area”
- Commemorative T-shirts & Hats
- Live Music
Food & Drink provided by the Chatham Jaycees (there will be beer sales)
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS – Sign Up Here
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE NEW COMMUNITY DOG PARK!
1 – 2 PM
2 – 3 PM
St. Louis Disc Dogs
3 – 4 PM
Brandy Kristin and The Revival
4 – 5 PM
St. Louis Disc Dogs
5 – 6 PM
Rock & Roll Sisters
(MEET AT DEMO AREA 5:45 PM)
Pet/Owner Costume Contest
Kite Up The Park
Pack your kites, pack your picnic, pack your family and come join us for our annual community kite flying day!
- Professional large show kites
- Stunt kite demonstrations
- Kites available for purchase
Kites Fly Noon to Dusk
These local organizations will be at Paws-a-Palooza with adoptable dogs and cats of all kinds. Help us find forever homes for these lovable pets!
Animal Protective League
Animal Protective League has been the voice for animals in Springfield and Sangamon County for more than 50 years. APL operates a shelter for sick, injured, abused and abandoned dogs and cats, along with comprehensive animal welfare programs. APL is a private, not-for-profit organization. It operates entirely by donations.
Friends of Sangamon County Animal Control
Friends of Sangamon County Animal Control is dedicated to enriching the lives of adoptable pets in residence at Sangamon County Animal Control and Adoption Center. These objectives will be served by promoting and facilitating adoptions and transfers to other animal shelters, by participating in community outreach events to enhance awareness of Sangamon County Animal Control and Adoption Center, and by educating the community on animal welfare issues.
WILD Canine Rescue
WILD Canine Rescue is devoted to saving animals in need. We are dedicated to proper care and welfare of animals who are homeless, abandoned and abused WILD will rescue dogs when they have run out of time in shelters or are in need of medical treatment.
PAWS for LIFE
PAWS for LIFE Springfield rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes dogs in need providing necessary veterinary care and foster homes while finding a forever home for every dog.
Benld Adopt-A-Pet is a not-for-profit, no-kill animal shelter located in Benld, Illinois. Our mission is to rescue abandoned and/or abused pets and place them in loving “Forever” homes.
Forever Home Feline Ranch
Forever Home Feline Ranch is a not-for-profit volunteer animal welfare group. Our threefold mission is to provide every cat in need a forever home, be a sanctuary where cats will have a second chance to live a full life in a no-cage, no-kill environment, and to lead the effort to make Central Illinois a no-kill community by ending euthanasia as a method of controlling feline populations.
Interested in being a sponsor for Paws-a-Palooza? We appreciate your support!
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Want to support the
Chatham Community Dog Park
but can’t attend Paws-a-Palooza
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