FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Around a thousand dog lovers fromÂ acrossÂ PerthÂ are expected toÂ gather forÂ one of the biggest dog events of the yearÂ on Sunday morning.Â Hounds Day OutÂ 2021, hosted by local greyhound advocacy group Free the Hounds, will run from 8.30am to 1pm at Burswood Park on Sunday 19 September.
Hounds Day OutÂ is a greyhound-themed event for all dog breeds and dog loversÂ to enjoy.Â This will be the third Hounds Day OutÂ and promises to be bigger and better than ever with more than four hours of entertainment and activities.Â
â€œHounds Day Out is an important fundraiser for our organisation but more importantly it is aÂ greatÂ opportunity to raise public awareness of greyhounds as companions and to combat theÂ long-heldÂ image of them as race dogs,â€ said Free the HoundsÂ Fundraising Coordinator, Julie McWhirter.
â€œThese gentle dogs are so much more than disposable commodities. They make wonderful pets and are full of character and elegance,â€ said Mrs McWhirter who has four rescued greyhoundsÂ including 10-year-old Faith who survived the infamous MacauÂ Canidrome race track.
Hounds Day Out includes a variety of dog-related stallsÂ offeringÂ food,Â accessoriesÂ and services for dogs and their owners.Â There will also beÂ plenty of food truck options.
The event will kick-off with the Great Global Greyhound Walk at 8.30am, hosted by Greyhound Adoptions WA, followed by four hours of activities includingÂ a mega raffle,Â dog yoga, dog wash, paddling pools, photo booth, dog physiotherapy andÂ bowenÂ therapy andÂ kidsÂ corner.Â Attendees will also be invited to enjoy birthday celebrations for greyhounds Ivy and AlbiÂ who are also MacauÂ CanidromeÂ survivors.
Competitions will run throughout the event includingÂ squat your dog,Â a canine-spin on the classic egg and spoonÂ race, most treat catches,Â and aÂ fashion parade hosted by renownedÂ PerthÂ pet photographer Alex CearnsÂ of Houndstooth Studio.
Funds raised on the day will go towardsÂ FreeÂ the Houndsâ€™ efforts to end greyhound racing in Western Australia. The groupâ€™s position isÂ thatÂ greyhound racing is outdated, inhumane and unsustainable andÂ must be phased out as soon as possible.
See event page for more details: Â https://fb.me/e/2krHeUyNy
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