Baasheba in spotlight at Paws event
By Paul Huggins
The furry little lady who eluded pursuers for weeks returns to the spotlight at the upcoming Walk Your Paws.
Chet Ellis, the new owner of the goat nicknamed Baasheba, will demonstrate his sheep-herding dogs, displaying their skills that ultimately captured Baasheba. The goat will be available for photographs.
This year’s fundraiser for Animal Friends Humane Society is Oct. 27 at Wilson Morgan Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Other dog demonstrations will include agility trials and search and rescue. Dogs and their masters can participate in a group march, pet/owner look-a-like contest, costume contest, kissing booth and animal blessing.
The microchipping clinic also returns this year, providing discounts on having your pets injected with a tiny tracking device that can help return them if ever lost. Veterinarians Brian Story, Jan Strother and Eliane Moore will administer the chips for $40 per pet.
“People love to show off their dogs,” said Janet Jenkins, AFHS president, noting that 173 dogs and more than 500 people attended last year’s event.
Walk Your Paws is AFHS’s top fundraiser, last year making $10,000, just under a third of the organization’s budget.
The cost to participate is $10 per dog or family in case parents just want to bring their children to watch.
Proceeds go toward providing a low-cost spaying and neutering program, humane education in schools and Animeals, a program that provided pet food and cat litter to Meals on Wheels clients.
For more information, call 351-2347.
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