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Pet events in early October!

This post was filed under Pet Events in the City.

You can probably call October the “pet month.” Pet-related events usually happen this month in celebration of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of Animals and the Environment. Me and a few pet-loving bloggers were actually planning to have an event for pets this month. Unfortunately, bad weather got in the way and planning for the 2008 Philippine Blog Awards had to be prioritized.

So far, I’m aware of three events happening this coming October. It’s still early, so there might be more slated in the coming weeks (especially Halloween, Eastwood City and Tiendesitas usually have events for pets held during Halloween).

PAWS Animal Blessing and Candle-lighting Ceremony
When: 4 October 2008, Saturday at 6PM
Where: Bonifacio High Street

This event is sponsored by ALPO will be highlighted by a Candlelighting Ceremony and the renewal of pet owners’ commitment to their companion animals. This activity is part of PAWS’ participation in World Animal Day which also falls on October 4th.

PAWS Animal Blessing and Procession
When: 5 October 2008, Sunday at 5pm
Where: Eastwood Central Plaza

Guardians and their pets attending the Eastwood City Mass will get a chance to join the procession of a life-sized statue of St. Francis around the venue.

Offerings and collection will be done by PAWS’ Dr. Dogs while music will be provided by the 92AD Choir. The PAWS Animal Blessings are made possible with the generous help of Frontline Plus, Krispy Kreme, Bayopet, ShopaholicPooch.com and the Philippine Star Pet Life Section.

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Here’s another event that I wish I learned about sooner (I’ve been rejuvenating lost energy from the Phil. Blog Awards the past few days, and I haven’t checked my email till now). It’s happening already tomorrow. Hopefully, my husband and I (and little Shantee, of course) would be able to make it.

The Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Animal Industry Department of Health and the Animal Welfare Coalition World Rabies Day Event and Pet Club Launch
When: September 28, 2008, Sunday
What: Pet Parade 8AM to 9AM, Press Conference 9AM to 10AM
Where: B3 Bonifacio High Street, Global City Taguig

See you all there!!! I’m hoping the three of us (and some of our other blogger friends) would be able to attend these events. I don’t know, I guess I feel that pets are just a bit under-represented in the Filipino blogging community and covering events like these might actually help… somehow 🙂

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UPDATE: More pet events (courtesy of meekerz) and a head’s up from Compassion and Responsibility for Animals (CARA) Philippines.

Pet Blessing, Free Anti-Rabies Vaccination, Purebred Registration
When: October 4, Saturday at 10AM
Where: G-Strip Parking, Greenhills

Blessing of the Pets
When: October 5, Sunday at 11AM
Where: Tiendesitas Activity Center, Ortigas Avenue cor. E. Rodriguez Ave. (C-5)

CARA’s Animal Blessing
When: October 5, Sunday at 9AM and 12PM (noon)
Where: Malate Church, across from the Rajah Soliman Park, Malate, Manila


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