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PAWS for the Holidays Open House - Our 5th Anniversary!

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Join Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control and the Friends Helping Friends Foundation for their annual PAWS for the Holidays Open House event, on Saturday, December 8th from Noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control Center located at 900 76th Avenue Drive SW.  This year’s Open House celebrates the shelter’s fifth anniversary in their new facility.

Open House activities include live music from Young at Harp, Lori’s Face Painting and Santa Claus for the kids’ enjoyment, refreshments, a bake sale filled with delicious goodies and treats, a FREE photo booth equipped with props to help make your Holiday photo shoot memorable, incredible adoption specials for both the cats and the dogs, and a Holiday Ham Feast Gift Basket Raffle, including a spiral ham from Nelson’s Meat Market, pies from Kathy’s Pies, an etched Pyrex casserole dish from Kittd, and all the fixings to make your holiday dinner for 6-8 complete.   Raffle tickets are on sale now at the shelter for just $5 each or 5 for $20.

Pet adoptions on Saturday, December 8th only, will be reduced to a mere $5 for any spayed or neutered dog or cat.  Adoption fees include pet spay or neuter, initial vaccinations, flea/tick treatment, deworming, and a microchip ID.  Additional charges may apply for rabies vaccinations, heartworm testing on dogs, and FelV/FIV tests for cats.

So bring the whole family down, be greeted by Santa Claus, stroll the shelter while enjoying a festive spirit and refreshments, pick up a few tasty tidbits at the Bake Sale, buy a few raffle tickets to win a Holiday Ham Feast for 6-8, and take your own personal family photo at the Photo Booth! 

Remember, the event is held on Saturday, December 8th, from Noon to 4:00 p.m.  Call 319-286-5993 for more information.

About Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control

You can view a list of the many wonderful pets we have available for adoption by visiting our PetFinder website at http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/IA125.html. Shelter hours are Monday-Saturday, Noon to 5:00 p.m.

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