'Pawesome' day planned for Blacktown Council's Pet Festival

PAW PALS: Blacktown mayor Stephen Bali and the 'mayoral mutt' Snoopy with 'Farmer Dave' Graham at Woof-Fest in Bungarribee Park. Picture: Supplied

PAW PALS: Blacktown mayor Stephen Bali and the 'mayoral mutt' Snoopy with 'Farmer Dave' Graham at Woof-Fest in Bungarribee Park. Picture: Supplied

Blacktown Showground will be taken over by animal lovers and their furry, feathered and scaly friends next month.

Pets and their owners will all have something to do at Blacktown Council’s annual Pet Festival on Sunday, October 8.

Free pony rides, an Australian wildlife display and live caricatures will be among the activities to distract the kids from wanting to take home a new friend from the animal adoption stall.

Pet owners will also be able to take advantage of free vet checks, free microchipping and a mobile dog wash.

Blacktown mayor Stephen Bali said it promised to be a “pawesome” day out.

“As the owner of a world champion sleeping dog, I totally understand the bond between pet and owner. Snoopy the ‘mayoral mutt’ is flat out in the back yard preparing himself for the pet festival,” he said.

The festival runs from 10am to 2pm and is an initiative of the council’s Animal Holding Facility, a place for lost animals to be reunited or find new homes.

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