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Love Fest a Success

By Staff | Feb 14, 2012

MICHAEL PISTELLA Janalyn Korzec meets Pippy, a 3-month-old shepherd/lab mix who was up for adoption by the Animal Refuge Center at Saturday's Love Fest 4 Pets at the Sun Splash Family Waterpark grounds. Pippy indeed found a home on Saturday. More photos are available online at: cu.cape-coral-daily-breeze.com.

Officials from the Animal Refuge Center, the area’s largest no-kill shelter, have announced that the inaugural Love Fest 4 Pets was a big success.

The event was held Saturday at Sun Splash Family Waterpark in Cape Coral. By end of day Sunday, every dog ARC took to the event was adopted.

“It was a very successful event for ARC,” said board president Lee Allor.

“Six dogs were adopted right at the event on Saturday and another two at the shelter on Saturday, from those who came to the event. On Sunday two more were adopted at the shelter, from others that attended. It was phenomenal.”

There was a lot of family and canine fun at the event as well.

Ten-month-old Chloe runs in the wiener dog races at Saturday’s Love Fest 4 Pets at the Sun Splash Family Waterpark grounds.

The event overall went very well, there was a lot going on. That included dock dog demonstrations and wiener dog races. There was also a demonstration by the Cape Coral Police K-9 Unit of what the canine officers do, how well they trained and how they capture the bad guys.

“We can’t wait to do it again near year,” Allor said.

He thanked all the sponsors, especially Pet Coral Resort & Veterinary.

“They were the major sponsor of the event and they were also very pleased,” he said.

There were several other animal rescue groups at the Love Fest 4 Pets.

“Pet Coral Resort & Veterinary is very happy with the event, and with the number of adoptions that took place, not only for ARC but for the other rescue and adoption groups,” said Brian Aponte, event coordinator from Pet Coral Resort & Veterinary.

“We were very happy to give these groups exposure in a fun family environment. We hope to do it again next year.”

There are plenty of more animals to adopt at ARC. The not-for-profit no-kill shelter currently houses over 400 dogs and cats that need homes.

There are also always volunteer opportunities for all kinds of duties. Many people from the Cape, North Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres volunteer there.

ARC is located at 18011 Old Bayshore Road, in North Fort Myers. Call 731-3535.

Officials from the Animal Refuge Center, the area's largest no-kill shelter, have announced that the inaugural Love Fest 4 Pets was a big success. The event was held Saturday at Sun Splash Family Waterpark in Cape Coral. By end of day Sunday, every dog ARC took to the event was adopted. ”It was a very successful event for ARC,” said board president Lee Allor. “Six dogs were adopted right at the event on Saturday and another two at the shelter on Saturday, from those who came to the event.