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Tails On Trails Animal Faire This Sunday

OAKHURST — The Eastern Madera County SPCA invites four-legged doggy friends accompanied by their humans of all ages to attend the 15th annual Animal Faire on Sunday, Oct. 6 from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The tail-wagging event is happening at the Oakhurst Community Park.

Participants can sign up at 10:30 a.m. for the Tails on the Trail dog walk which goes for one mile. Pet photos will take place following the walk. Also on tap are fun contests for Rover and family, along with microchipping and a raffle with prizes.

Tails on Trails 2013Canine contestants will compete in categories like “best kissers,” newspaper fetch and costume parade. The day will also feature information booths and Dr. Gordon Kamai will conduct a blessing of the animals.

For more information call 642-6611 or go to

In other EMC SPCA news, organization President Sharon Fitzgerald offered an update on progress toward the shelter they’re planning to build on Highway 49.

“We are sending invitations to bid to the local well drilling companies,” confirmed Fitzgerald. Our first step is to get water. We have sent a grant request to the Glide Foundation to pay for four 10,000 gallon water storage tanks.

Jack OTan Briley - Photo by Kellie Flanagan“We signed off on the shelter plans as we feel sure we have made all of the changes we need. Now, the architect will begin working on the technical drawings and consulting with experts.”

The EMC SPCA was established in 1990 and is dedicated to ensuring the humane treatment of all animals in Eastern Madera County. The EMC SPCA is a local, independent nonprofit organization and is supported through private contributions.

Oakhurst Community Park website

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