Pets in the Park brings out all kinds of critters
The Kiwanis Park was filled with all kinds of critters on Sunday afternoon.
Dogs, cats, lizards, snakes and hedgehogs were just some of the animals that took part in the 7th Annual Pets in the Park.
"We started collaborating with all the different rescues in the animal welfare community in Saskatoon and just saying lets get together and promote the same cause," said Emily Pickett the media and volunteer coordinator for Pets in the Park.
The event had different demos and booths that focus on pet education from grooming to microchips. There was also live music and pet adoption information.
"We all of the same cause of rescuing animals and promoting responsible ownership," Pickett said.
John Glazebrook came down with his Siberian Husky name Micah.
"I donated when I adopted her," he said.
He said that all of the animals seemed well behaved. Even Tsunami the cat seemed un-phased by all of the action.
"He used to live with two dogs. Even before that though, when the dogs moved in he didn't care," said Vanessa Janzen, Tsunami's owner.
For many of the animal rescue they hoped that the event would also help to find homes for their animals.
"We have three pages on our website right now. We probably have 40 to 50 dogs right now as well as two litters of puppies," said New Hope Dog Rescue volunteer Vanessa Martins.
She said that many people took away information about their adopting process.
"We don't just find a home, we find the right home," she said.
On top of finding homes, Martins said that they rehabilitate and provide veterinary care.
The total amount of money raised is split between Hope Dog Rescue, Street Cat Rescue, and the Saskatoon SPCA.
"Last year I think we raised $43,000 and that was on a rainy day. I'm thinking we are going to do better than that this year," Pickett said.