“Willkommen” all animal lovers to Paw-Tober Fest 2017!


For the first time ever Redland City Council’s Animal Shelter will host its Paw-Tober Fest event this Saturday 10am-2pm, a fun family day out – including for the furry family members on leads!

With a range of free activities for all ages, Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said that the Paw-Tober Fest event was a celebration of the much loved family pet and all the hard work done by the Shelter to rehome animals.

“Paw-Tober Fest is about the passion held by everyone at the Animal Shelter who tirelessly care for homeless and lost animals, providing them with a safe environment until they are claimed or adopted out to new forever homes,” Cr Williams said.

“With the fantastic new Animal Shelter facility, including its new retail space, now in second year of operations, this is a perfect time to share with animal lovers and pet owners this excellent community service provided by Council and at the same time take the opportunity to provide information and advice, discounted micro-chipping and to simply enjoy some food and music and have a fun day out with the family,” she said.

Mayor Williams also thanked the dedicated volunteers who walk, play with and clean up after the animals on a daily basis.

“The shelter simply would not operate without the wonderful support of its volunteers and I urge anyone interested in volunteering at the Shelter to apply online through Council’s website,’ Cr Williams said.

To further support the ongoing operations of the shelter’s adoption program people can also purchase the new 2018 Redland Animal Shelter calendar, featuring some of the shelter’s adoption success stories. Calendars will be available for sale at the Shelter and Council’s Customer Service Centres.

Paw-Tober Fest details

Where: Redland Animal Shelter, 264 South Street, Thornlands

When: Saturday 14 October, 10am – 2pm

Cost: Free entry and activities

  • Pets welcome – dogs must be on leads
  • $20 Micro-chipping – save $15
  • Pet photo booth, pet advice from vets and trainers and animal rescue groups
  • Cool pet accessories and animal treat stalls
  • Face painting, live music, sausage sizzle and coffee van

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