Day of the pet in Valladolid

For another year the Sociedad Protectora de Animales y Medio Ambiente Scooby was present in the fourth edition of the “day of the pet” that was celebrated last 16th of June in Valladolid. Together with the city council Scooby was responsible for organizing this edition in the Paseo Central del Campo Grande.
The meeting was attended by hundreds of people, most of them with their pets, and both adults and children enjoyed themselves. You could not only see dogs, there were also cats, hamsters and even a bird or two.
You could attend several activities from the traditional parade where the dogs were the main protagonists, walking the catwalk like professionals, always accompanied by their owners. The competition was divided into five categories: the most original mixed breed, best costume, best pair on six legs, best look alikes and “my dog is a moviestar”. Furthermore during the day we had several expositions, dogwalks, games with therapy dogs, bouncing aircastles for kids and various stands.
In the previous days there were several free workshops about dogtraining, with great success, in several parks in the city. A drawing and painting competition with the theme: one more member of the family, and a photo contest “picture of my cat”.
These days are important for Scooby, for different reasons, one of them being able to get together with the public, being able to demonstrate the work we are doing day to day, the productsales and finding sponsors to be able to continue our work, and without doubt the main objective was to find adopters for our beloved animals.
In the last months we have seen that the number of abandoned animals has increased, most likely motivated by the crisis that affects us all, so now it is even more important to do the work of making people aware of the situation and inform them , and these kind of days, fairs or other activities help us to reach the public.
On this day of the pet we managed to have several dogs and cats adopted so MISSION ACCOMPLISHED, thanks to everybody.  And for now: back to work!