Monday, April 12, 2010

Animal Advocacy Expo

Last year, Noah and I were approached by Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids to have our farm participate in their first Animal Advocacy Expo. We were unable to participate last year, but were excited when they contacted us again this year about attending. Every year, they hold a Reverence for Life Service/Blessing of the Beasts Ceremony where people are able to bring their pets to be blessed. They are now holding an Animal Advocacy Expo along with this service. Here is some information from Fountain Street Church's Website:

2nd Annual Animal Advocacy Expo
Sunday, April 18th
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Fountain Street Church

We are proud to announce the 2nd Annual Animal Advocacy Expo here at FSC! Our unique Reverence for Life Sunday Service has been taking place for more than 20 years and is attended by hundreds in the community who come, not only for spiritual nourishment, but for the once a year "Blessing of the Beasts". Last year, we raised the bar by introducing an "Animal Advocacy Expo", a venue for any and all non-profit organizations that advocate for animal rights and health. Come early, stay late, and celebrate the wonder of wildlife and the gift of companionship that pets offer!

You will have the opportunity to adopt a new family pet or simply visit with and/or support some usual and unusual beasts and learn about how to support one or more of the many local organizations dedicated to the health and well-being of animals. You will also find organic, homemade treats for your pets at prices you will never find in a pet store!

Meet dogs, cats, and even Alpacas who are looking for homes. Learn how you can better support the health of your pet without breaking the bank! This will be a wonderful experience for all!

Below is a partial list of exhibitors for this Expo:

* C-Snip
* Vicky's Pet Connection
* 2nd Chance for Greyhounds
* Reuben's Room
* Carol's Ferals
* Crash's Landing
* Humane Society
* Blandford Nature Center

We would also like to invite you to donate dog or cat food to the Kibble Konnection. Kibble Konnection is a program of the Humane Society of Kent County (HSKC) that seeks to help low income pet owners provide food for their pets. There has been high demand for HSKC's pet assistance program and they are in need of food to support this effort. We will have drop-off boxes available before and after the April 18th Service for your convenience. Thank you!

Bring your pet to church this Sunday and come check out the booths at the Expo and say hello!

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