The staff members at A. B. Grooming & Spa Services spent Friday, March 16 hard at work grooming eleven very special dogs – dogs unlike the pampered pooches seen on a typical business day; Friday’s clients are homeless, taking temporary residence at Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) of Sylacauga. Their grooms were just one of the several ways A. B. Grooming helped the shelter this past weekend, for the dogs were being prepared to participate in Coosa Fest, which celebrated Childersburg’s 472 birthday.
These dogs, along with several other adoptable pets, rode the ARF Adoption Bus to the event, where they were showcased to Coosa Fest attendees. “We really wanted to make sure these dogs looked and felt their best on Saturday. If they’re happy and smelling clean and looking great, they will have a better chance of being adopted, and any little thing we can do to help makes a difference,” said Amy, who also collected donations for the shelter leading up to the event.
Amy added, “ARF is critically underfunded and overpopulated at the same time, which is even more incentive to help. We raffled a $50 Petco gift card and sponsored the pet parade so that 100% of the proceeds collected from the raffle and the $10 parade registration fee could be donated to ARF.” The pet parade offered pets the chance to show off for the vendors, who voted Pepper Martin and Lindy Lou Cooper as Prince and Princess of the parade. Max Liner and Roxi Goins won the titles of King and Queen along with accompanying trophies.
All in all, the weekend was a success. Five dogs were adopted and $295 along with more than $100 in supplies were donated to ARF. Not only that, but Amy announced that A. B. Grooming is now planning to spend the first Friday of each month grooming ARF dogs for an adoption day on the following Saturday. To learn more about ARF or ways to help, visit their website at www.sylacaugaarf.com. For more photos of the event, visit our fanpage on Facebook at www.facebook.com/abgrooming
This is Molly, a 7-month old Shepherd/Healer mix in need of a forever home!
Daisy was adopted at Coosa Fest and has gone to her new forever home!
Max Liner was voted King of the Coosa Fest Pet Parade 2012
Roxie Goins was voted Queen of the Coosa Fest Pet Parade 2012