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Second Annual Furry Fest at Gulf Place Feb 21

February 13, 2015 by SoWal Staff

The Second Annual Furry Fest will transform Gulf Place into a haven for pets and animal lovers alike on Feb. 21 from 10 a.m.-3p.m. Throughout the day, guests and pets will enjoy agility demonstrations, cake strutt, 30A Dance Wave Performance, pet parade, costume contest, races, the beagle strutt, Kid Zone with bounce house, and live entertainment by The Screamin' Fleas.
Guests may enter to win a raffle with wonderful prizes. Tickets are $5 each or 15 tickets for $20. All proceeds from the raffle benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge and HEART Animal Rescue. Adoptable dogs will also be on location during Furry Fest in hopes of finding their forever homes. 
Furry Fest Schedule of Events  
Live Music 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. KC Phelps, The Screamin' Fleas  
10:00 a.m. | Opening ~ Blessing (Kelsie Walker) 10:10 a.m. | Agility Demonstration 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Nonie's Ark Animal Encounters (children's area) 10:45 a.m. | Furry Friends Cake Strutt 11:00 a.m. | Agility Demonstration 11:45 a.m. | 30A Dance Wave Performance 12:00 p.m. | Agility Demonstration 12:45 p.m. | Smooch Pooch Contest 12:55 p.m. | Furry Friends Fun Parade and group photo 1:00 p.m. | Agility Demonstration 1:10 p.m. | Costume Winners announced 1:30 p.m. | Fast and Furriest Races (Doxie races) 2:00 p.m. | Agility Demonstartion 2:15 p.m. | The Beagles Strutt Contest 2:30 p.m. | Raffle Ends (Several items for a chance to win)    

Pet costume contest prizes to be awarded for Furriest Human Costume/Furriest Dog Costume (look-a-like), Furriest Dog in Costume (Big and Small), Cutest Dog (Big and Small), and Most Creative Costume (Big and Small). 
Mardpaws Competition Agility Training will also have an agility course to run for a donation of $3 and all proceeds go to Alaqua and HEART. Training tips and free Kona fur will be available to the first 1000 visitors.  

Furry Fest is free and open to everyone. For more information on the day's events, sponsorship, vendor information, or race registration please see Furry Fest website.

Alaqua Animal Refuge is a no-kill animal sanctuary and adoption center located in Northwest Florida. The refuge has placed more than 11,000 animals of all kinds since its inception in 2007. In addition, Alaqua has grown to become a recognized leader in animal welfare and animal cruelty prevention.
H.E.A.R.T Animal Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to caring for homeless pets in our communities through helping with adoptions from shelters, community awareness, food pantry, spay and neuter program and fostering and caring for companion animals until loving homes can be found.        



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