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LiveDAYBREAK Raises the Woof on The Purple Paw Project

Friday, September 09, 2016

by Josh Johnson

LiveDAYBREAK Raises the Woof on The Purple Paw Project

LiveDAYBREAK is pleased to partner with Nuzzles & Co. for Raise the Woof Canine Carnival and Costume Contest to benefit the Purple Paw Program. All proceeds from the event go to this very important and much needed program. Last year we raised over $500. This year, we'd like to double that, so we've set our goal at $1,000.


The Purple Paw Program is truly a life-saving program where women, children, and pets are given the opportunity to escape violence and take the time they need to get resettled. Reports say that 48% of women stay in abusive situations longer because they fear for the safety and well-being of their pets. Nuzzles & Co. partners with local domestic abuse shelters to house and care for the pets of domestic violence survivors. With their extensive network of foster families, Nuzzles & Co. provides a safe and loving environment for these displaced pets. They provide full medical attention, exercise, nutritious meals, and lots of extra love because these pets have been through a lot too. They arrange for the owners to safely visit their pets during the time they are apart. There is no charge for this service, and pets can stay as long as the owner needs it. Once these women and their children are placed in safe housing, their pets are returned. The reassurance that their pets are safe and cared for during these difficult situations brings peace of mind to both the victim and the family.

Raise the Woof Canine Carnival and Costume Contest is Saturday, October 8th from 10am-12pm at SoDa Row. Cost of admission is $5 per dog and humans get in free. In addition to the costume contest, which starts at 11am, there will be vendors, games, door prizes, pet/owner look-a-like contest, agility course, pet psychic, Bone Bar, and photo opportunities. Nuzzles & Co. will have information about the Purple Paw Program and adoptable pets. Come join the fun and support a great cause!

Quick Facts about Raise the Woof Canine Carnival & Costume Contest

Date: October 8. 2016
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: SoDa Row (11241 Kestrel Rise Rd.)
Admission: $5/dog
Event Rules:
•All dogs must be leashed and attended to at all time
•Please pick up after your dog. Poop bags are available at the Information Tent