OAKHURST – It was a perfect day for an outing of this sort, agreed the dog, the cat, the lizard, the snake, the bunny and the chicken. Nothing like an all-inclusive animal event to benefit the Eastern Madera County SPCA (EMC SPCA) and its ongoing efforts to build a shelter in Oakhurst.
About 175 people came out to the Oakhurst Community Park for the Animal Faire and Tails on Trails, featuring all kinds of pet-related booths, performances, contests, a blessing of the creatures, glamorous pet photography, zombies publicizing the upcoming Zombie Walk to benefit EMC SPCA, District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler and his dog as Masters of Cermonies, and more.
The EMC SPCA is nearing the goal and has raised over 1.2 million dollars toward the shelter that’s being built on Highway 49, according to Sharon Fitzgerald. She says the civil engineer forwarded grading plans to the county on Wednesday, Oct. 8, and they’re one step closer to realizing the vision.