Greenfield, WI, June 17, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- The public is invited to the 5th annual MECA Vest A K9 Fest, a fundraiser hosted by Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals on July 23rd, 2016. From 10am-3pm, event-goers are guaranteed to be entertained by live music, celebrity guest appearances and more. Put on by the Wisconsin Police Canine Vest Foundation (MECA Foundation), the free event raises funds for bullet and stab resistant vests for police k9’s throughout the state through donations, raffles and a silent auction.
“What started as a small event for a cause close to my heart, the safety and protection of police k-9s, has grown into the premier k-9 vest fundraiser in Wisconsin. I’m amazed, year after year, at the growing number of professional athletes, media, and local businesses that show their support and join the MECA Vest A K9 Fest,” said Dr. Lichtenberger, founder of MECA Foundation.
The day will begin with a pet blessing courtesy of Father Bill Burkert of Our Lady of Lourdes. Guests are encouraged to bring their pets! Nora Collins will return from recording in Nashville to entertain crowds with her country twang. Children and families can enjoy the numerous shows throughout the day – from mimes to reptiles to canine agility demonstrations.
Fans coming for Milwaukee Brewers autographs can count on meeting Corey Knebel, Michael Blazek, Alex Presley, Taylor Jungmann, Zach Davies, Tucker Neuhaus, Jeremy Jeffress, Hernan Perez, Will Smith, Chase Anderson and Scooter Gennett.
About MECA Foundation
The MECA Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting every police dog in the state of Wisconsin with bullet resistant and stab proof vests. In addition, the MECA Foundation also assists Wisconsin police K-9 Units purchase police dogs by donating grants to Wisconsin K-9 Units.
For more information, please visit www.erforanimals.com, www.mecafoundation.com, or call Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals at 414-543-7387. To donate, advertise or sponsor MECA Vest A K9 Fest or to schedule an interview with Dr. Marla Lichtenberger, contact Debra Lopez of Debra Lopez Public Relations at 262-989-0604.