On Saturday, June 23, the Friends of Festival Country K-9’s hosted our Dog Park 4 A Day event in Park Discovery. This event surpassed our goals and we are very excited that it was so successful.
We plan to continue our goals of educational outreach, assistance to our animal shelters and rescues, and building a stronger sense of community among those of us with pets. We hope to inspire a better understanding and appreciation of dogs in particular, while dispelling damaging myths and encouraging responsible ownership practices … and doing this while having fun.
None of this success would have happened without the wonderful support of not only our Cedar City area community but many people from Washington County.
We would like to thank everyone who participated and especially: Gail Workman of Dog Training Made Easy, SUDS (So. Utah Dog Sports) group, Dr. Casey Wittwer, DVM of Zion Vet Clinic, Anita Delelles with Hearts of Fire, Mark Ashby Family with Heavy Doody, Deputy Tom Byrd and his crew for spending the day with us, Enoch Animal Control Officer Christine Johnson, Cedar City Animal Control Officer Melanie Cottam, Cedar City Officer Jason Thomas and his dog for their great demonstration, Pam Williams of the Hitch’n Post and the Iron County Search and Rescue K-9’s, Home Depot for all the orange construction fencing they donated to be used in our events, and Robinson Fencing for the use of their cyclone fencing panels for our dog park for the day.
Without your participation and support, our event wouldn’t have been so successful. And very best of luck to the families that gave three Iron County homeless animals a new forever home. We look forward to seeing you at future events.
Diane and Bruce Gil,
Kim Ritz, Lynne Brown and Paul White
Friends of Festival Country K-9’s officers,Iron County