Pawsitively amazing day at annual Clear the Shelter event

Dog lovers and families in Clark County are invited to attend the Clark County Dog Shelter's 2nd Annual Clear the Shelter Event, an event that promises fun, furry friends, and a chance to make a real difference.

Get ready for the dog-gone great day on Saturday, August 26, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, at 5201 Urbana Road, Springfield.

This event is not just about finding loving homes for adorable dogs but also about celebrating the bond between humans and their canine companions.

Join the shelter in celebrating National Clear the Shelter Month with a day filled with excitement.

From food trucks that'll satisfy attendees' taste buds to free kid activities like a bounce house and face painting, there's something for everyone.

Pet-related vendors, a 50/50 drawing, and basket raffles will also be at the event. Additionally, attendees can see some of their favorite Clark County officials take a plunge into a dunk tank.

The dunk tank promises plenty of laughs and a refreshing splash for a good cause.

All proceeds from this event will directly contribute to providing vital medical care for sick and injured dogs, spay and neuter procedures, wellness vaccinations, food, and daily necessities.

The event promises to provide a fun time for attendees while also helping dogs in need find a better life.

Owning a dog can be beneficial to your health and well-being, in ways including: 
  • Companionship and Emotional Support: Harvard Health Publishing notes that dogs are unmatched in their loyalty and affection. Interacting with these four-legged companions can trigger the release of oxytocin and dopamine- the “feel good” hormones that can lower stress levels and enhance your mood. The unconditional love and companionship a dog offers can help combat feelings of loneliness and isolation.
  • Physical Activity and Health Benefits: The American Heart Association endorses the role of dogs in encouraging physical activity. Regular walks, playtime, and exercise with your dog can boost cardiovascular health, help with weight management, and improve your overall fitness.
With about 40 mixed-breed dogs looking for forever homes, the Clark County Dog Shelter wants to provide a second chance for these lovable creatures.

Whether they've been abandoned, left by the roadside, or have strayed away from their former owners, these dogs are ready to shower new families affection and become lifelong companions.

Take a sneak peek dogs available in the shelter here.

If you feel a connection with a new pet at the event, step into the Meet and Greet Room or the Outdoor Run Space for some quality bonding time.

Then, adopting a furry friend is simple.

Just bring an ID or driver's license and complete some paperwork the shelter

Pets will be microchipped, arrangements will be made for spaying or neutering,
vaccinations will be provided, and new owners will receive a Clark County Dog License, and a “Go Home Bag.” All this is included for a minimal adoption fee.

For more details, visit the Clark County Dog Shelters Facebook page.
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