We're as nuts about animals as we are about everything mid-century. That's why we're so excited about a certain outdoor party next weekend right here in Fort Worth. It's called Music 4 Mutts, and it's a music festival aimed at raising money for local dog & cat rescues and Fort Worth's only public low-cost spay/neuter clinic.
While everyone's having fun and listening to local bands, we'll also be raising awareness for the need to spay & neuter pets, adopt from rescue groups and showcase local businesses that invest in our community. There'll also be pet adoptions, a costume contest for the doggies, food and beverages (alcoholic and nonalcoholic), and a silent auction.
Here are the deets:
Saturday, Oct. 23
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
2301 Scott Ave., Fort Worth
(I-30 & Beach Street, just east of downtown.
Look for signs at the intersection.)
Admission's $15 for adults, but it's free for everyone 18 and younger.
If the price bugs you, think about this: Fort Worth kills about 60 dogs per day due to space constraints in our shelters. We can begin to stop this by getting more dogs and cats spayed and neutered, helping local rescue organizations get these babies out of the shelters, and educating our community.
These are the groups who will benefit from Saturday's shindig:
Canine Soulmates Rescue (based out of North Richland Hills)
Cattailz Rescue (a low-cost spay & neuter program for feral kitties in Aledo, Willow Park, Hudson Oaks, Weatherford, Brock, and Fort Worth)
Homeward Bound Animal Rescue (in Bedford)
Texas Low Cost Spay and Neuter (the Texas Coalition for Animal Protection)
Hope to see you and yours there!