The Santa Monica Office of Emergency Management Division, the American Red Cross of Santa Monica, Los Angeles Region and the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcLA) will host the Third Annual Free Pet Emergency Preparedness Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at Clover Park, 2600 Ocean Park Blvd. in Santa Monica.
The event will offer a variety of events and activities for every type of pet and pet lover. Free identification micro-chipping of dogs, cats and exotic pets will be available to the first 125 people who register at the fair. Low cost pet vaccinations will also be available.
Dog training demonstrations, pet disaster preparedness tips, pet contests with prizes and animals available for adoption are some of the features of the fair. A wide range of human and pet emergency supplies will also be available for purchase.
Cats, rabbits and other exotic pets such as turtles, iguanas, lizards, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and others must be in pet carriers, while dogs must be leashed. The public is requested to not bring pets in cardboard boxes, milk crates or other improvised containers.
Event organizers say a highlight of the fair will be a pet contest for the pet(s) that most resembles their owner, largest, most unusual, smallest, most obedient and most talented.
Actress Christina Moore will return as mistress of ceremonies and a number of animal experts including Karen “Doc” Halligan, as well as other celebrity pet owners will be available to offer advice on keeping pets healthy.
In addition, pet fair exhibitors will be on hand with free samples, literature, news about products, services and general pet care
Admission is free and parking is available near Clover Park.
Information, (310) 458-2263 or www.smgov.net/oem.