Akita Rescue Picnic to Support Breed: Animal Planet Production Crew on Site

Woodstown, NJ, September 10, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Are you interested in learning training tips from seasoned canine pros? Or getting your furry member of the family titled as a Canine Good Citizen? What about considering adding a new family member? Be sure to mark "The Akita Rescue Fun Day Picnic" on your calendar. On September 13th, a day of celebrating Akitas at the Salem County Fairgrounds includes a number of exhibits filled with fun, two exciting raffles for Akita and other dog lovers and the chance to watch an Animal Planet channel production crew in action.

Each annual Akita Picnic Fun Day is unique but this year’s is especially one of a kind because Animal Planet will film parts of the event. A channel of Discovery Communications, Animal Planet is producing a segment about Akitas whose loyalty and love made the breed the “national treasure” of Japan.

Aside from the attention of animal fanatics’ most beloved channel,the picnic includes obedience, dance, and agility demonstrations, a micro-chipping clinic, breed rescue information, and a pre-scheduled AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Test.

"The picnic is our annual and most important fundraiser for these beautiful, rescued dogs," said Akita Rescue director Nancy Lamm. "It is important for us to raise awareness about the issues Akitas and countless other dogs face due to abuse, abandonment, and overall irresponsible guardianship. Although this picnic is a fun time for Akitas and their people, it also allows our rescue organization to raise money needed for veterinary treatment, boarding, and food for the Akitas in our care and it’s a great way to show what wonderful companions these dogs can be- especially during a time where Breed Specific Legislation is on the table for so many states.Thanks to Animal Planet, our message will be able to reach many more people.”

Listings of all events, pre-raffle ticket purchases, pre-scheduling for the CGC arrangements (open to all breeds), and directions can be found at http://www.akitarescuewny.com.

The Akita Rescue Fun Day/ Picnic is supported by Eagle Pack Super Premium Pet Food, who has donated a year’s supply of dog food toward one of the raffles. The event opens at 11:00 AM and runs until 4:00 PM. Those planning to take their Akitas must bring along proof of rabies vaccination.

Akita Rescue of Western New York is a small group of volunteers dedicated to Akitas. ARWNY covers a wide territory, including Pennsylvania and New Jersey, to save Akitas because they care about the breed. They offer adoptions, health education, temperament information and training guidelines for all Akitas.

Angel Star Media
Emy Angeli