The Cherokee County Animal Shelter will be hosting a “Rubber Duck Race for the Animals” on Saturday August 24, 2013 from 11am-4pm (race starts at 3pm) at a location to be announced. The shelter is raising funds for pre-paid adoptions of homeless animals from the community. This money will allow Cherokee County Animal Shelter to save more animal lives in 2013. Racing ducks can be “adopted” through the shelter for $5 each for a single ducky racer, $20 for a 5 duck quack pack and $50 will get you a ducky dozen. Before the race local vendors will be on hand to share their goods and services making this a family fun event.
“Raising funds for pre-paid adoptions with rubber duckies”
It is through fund raising promotions like this one that the shelter is able to offer promotions like the pre-paid adoptions. The shelter is having free adoptions to the public for both dogs and cats that include spay/neuter, microchipping, initial vaccinations, flea/tick treatment, deworming, leukemia testing for cats, heart worm testing for dogs and several other services which in total, costs the shelter in excess of $400 per “free” adoption.
Prizes for the Duck Race include:
- Grand Prize $1,000 cash
- 1 yr. free pest control
- 10 days or 5 nights of doggie day care at Savy Paws Pet Resort
- Rounds of golf at Lake Arrowhead, Callahan Golf Links, Laurel Canyon or Canton Golf Club
- Tickets to Reinhardt University performance
- Dinner from multiple area restaurants
- $25 hair salon gift certificate
- Gift Cards from Kroger, Office Max, PetSmart, and Bird Watcher
- Starbucks gift basket
Sponsors for the race prizes include the following local businesses – Pied Piper Pest Control, Savy Paws, Prestige Primary Care, Cherokee Bank, Reinhardt College, Lake Arrowhead Golf, Viva Mexico, Callahan Golf Links, Taste of Italy, Shear Designs Salon, American Grill, Olive Garden, The Muddy Mutt, Brooklyn Joe’s, The Painted Pig, Kroger, Office Max, Fairways of Canton, Williamson Brothers BBQ, Canton Pet Spa, Cherokee 16, Tiki Tan & Tique, BJ’s, Chili’s, LDI Canton, and Ashley South Graphics.
Get your chance to win by adopting your duck at Cherokee County Animal Shelter. Open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm and located on 1015 Univeter Rd in Canton. Tickets are also available for purchase via Paypal on the shelter website at www.cherokeega-animals.org