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6 April, 2021

Pet fair in the park

PET owners are invited along to Arnold Park on Saturday, April 17 for the Mareeba Animal Refuge’s Pet Fair, with loads to enjoy for both owners and their furry friends.

By Rhys Thomas

Both Blossom and Felicity Pollard are excited for the Mareeba Animal Refuge’s upcoming Pet Fair on Saturday, April 17

PET owners are invited along to Arnold Park on Saturday, April 17 for the Mareeba Animal Refuge’s Pet Fair, with loads to enjoy for both owners and their furry friends.

The last Pet Fair in Mareeba was held more than five years ago at the Centenary Park and now the Mareeba Animal Refuge has made the decision to revive the event.

The day starts at 8am with a demonstration by the Tablelands Dog Obedience Club, followed by a dog and cat show. 

There will be stalls posted around on the day containing crafts, food, and other pet related information, there will also be a dog massage therapist on the day. 

It costs $2.00 to enter your pet into a judging competition with prizes available on the day for the show category winners. 

 The categories are large, medium and small dog’s male and female, male and female cats, best costume and an overall judge’s choice. 

Felicity Pollard, the organiser for the Pet Fair and worker at the Mareeba Animal Refuge is excited for the fair and is encouraging pet owners to come along.

“One of our core aims is actually education on responsible pet ownership and dog obedience,” she said. 

“There’s lot of stalls, we have food for people and their pets as well. 

“We had a big increase in membership this year so we’re hoping to rally all that force and get volunteers in and make people aware that we are here.” 

All dogs must be up to date on their vaccinations and be on a leash to ensure everyone’s safety and minimise disruption to the event, cats are also required to be in a pet carrier on the day  


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