Saturday, September 27, 2014

Furry Friends Fall Festival to raise funds for K-SNAG Sept. 28

HOUGHTON -- Copper Country Veterinary Clinic will be hosting Furry Friends Fall Festival -- a fund-raising event for K-SNAG (Keweenaw Spay Neuter Assistance Group) from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Clinic on Sharon Ave., in Houghton.

Poster courtesy Keweenaw Spay Neuter Assistance Group.

K-SNAG is a group of volunteers who raise money to spay, neuter and rescue local animals. It is strictly run on donations from the public and gets no state or federal funding at all.

The original purpose of K-SNAG was to assist area residents with the cost of spaying/neutering their pets in an effort to reduce the number of unwanted animals in our area. When people learned that this was an animal welfare organization, K-SNAG began to get calls from people needing help with stray animals, and that is how they began their rescue program.

K-SNAG is an all-volunteer organization that mainly relies on fundraisers to raise money for vet bills. Out of the 103 animals helped by K-SNAG in 2012, all but 20 were adopted. Currently, there are at least 22 cats waiting for a home. These cats are currently in the care of K-SNAG volunteers. To date, since the organization was founded, they have rescued hundreds of animals and helped to spay/neuter about 1,400.

There will be a multitude of fun events at the Furry Friends Fall Festival including the following: raffles, roulette wheel, dress like a doctor/pet photo station, cut-out posing booth, teddy bear surgery (bring in a teddy that needs surgery!), coloring station for young children, food and drinks, bake sale, face painting, t-shirts, outdoor events with prizes.

Some events will have a nominal charge, some are donation based and some are free!

Visit the K-SNAG Facebook page for more information.

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