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Animal House Veterinary Hospital is hosting Dogtoberfest on October 13th

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Animal House Veterinary Hospital

On Saturday October 13, 2012 Animal House Veterinary Hospital will be hosting our inaugural Dogtoberfest. Dogtoberfest will allow you to bring your dogs and children to get their pictures taken and play games. There will be a doggie costume contest, picture station, a raffle and games for your entire family.

We will be hosting Dogtoberfest at our St. Charles location, 2079 Route 38, on October 13, 2012 from 10:00am -- 2:00pm.

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The cost for this event is a $10.00 donation where all proceeds raised will be donated equally to Anderson Animal Shelter and the Northern Illinois Food Bank. In return you will receive a 4x6 print with the option to receive a digital photo file. There will also be $1.00 games for kids and dogs and raffle items with $1.00 raffle tickets, where the proceeds will also go to Anderson Animal Shelter and the Northern Illinois Food Bank. We will also be collecting food items to donate to both organizations.

We wanted to use this event as a way for everyone to have fun on a beautiful fall day and also at the same time raise money for two wonderful local in need organizations. In these economic times, it becomes more difficult for organizations to get the donations they need to be successful in providing their services to our community. By collecting these monetary and food donations, we will be able to help provide food for families and their pets in the Fox Valley region.

Food items needed

for Anderson Animal Shelter

Large dog pill pockets

KMR (kitten replacement milk)

Hills Science Diet Cat Food (dry or canned)

Hills Science Diet Dog Food (dry or canned)

Fancy Feast canned cat food

Friskies canned cat food

Food items needed

for the Northern Illinois Food Bank

Peanut butter

Whole grain pasta

Rice

Whole grain cereal

Canned chicken and Tuna

Dried Beans

Canned fruits (in own juice preferred)

Canned Vegetables

Reduced-sodium Soup

Pasta Sauce

No glass containers

We look forward to having a successful event and hope that you are able to attend. If you have any questions, please call us at (630) 443-1472.

Thank you for your support in helping to provide food to everyone that is in need.

Anderson Animal Shelter collaborates with public and private organizations and individuals to shelter care for and promote the adoption of stray and unwanted companion animals. We advocate for the compassionate and humane treatment of these animals through direct care, humane education and community outreach programs. Anderson Animal Shelter adheres to the highest ethical standards, and is working towards creating a community environment that eliminates the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals. Anderson Animal Shelter can be reached at (847) 697-2880

Northern Illinois Food Bank is a non-profit organization that engages the community in a commitment to feed our hungry neighbors. Across 13 counties, food manufacturers, local groceries, corporations, foundations, and individuals come together to donate food and funds, and evaluate and repack food for distribution to our more than 600 network partners -- the food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and youth and senior feeding programs that serve more than 60,000 different people each week. The Northern Illinois Food Bank can be reached at (630) 443-6910.

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