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Impressively dressed pets pack Mayor’s office ready for day out

Tuesday 17 September 2019

Frankston City Mayor thought he was barking mad when some adorable dressed to impress friends dropped by his office ahead of this year’s Pets’ Day Out.

Local pooches Ella, Indi, Audrey and Andrew are eagerly awaiting the biggest pet party of the year so they can enter the Best Dressed Pet Parade hosted by 9News’ Peter Hitchener.

The “pawpular” event is on Sunday October 13 at Ballam Park and will be action-packed with pet related activities including, camel and pony rides, animal face painting, a pet photo booth, animal encounters, Elizabeth Murdoch College’s animal farm, pop up pet stalls, vet checks, a presentation by Dr Jacqui Ley to help understand your pets’ behaviours and much more.

Frankston City Mayor Michael O’Reilly said he was thankful he wasn’t judging the Best Dressed Parade this year.

“Looking at some of the contenders here on my desk, it would be so hard to judge who is best dressed, they are all so cute,” the Mayor said. 

“The Best Dressed Pet Parade is just one of the many fantastic activities we will have on the day. It really will be a spectacle for the whole community to enjoy, whether you have pets or not.

“Animals bring so much joy to our lives so this is a chance to take them out and about and explore all that the Pets’ Day Out has to offer.”

“It doesn’t matter if your pet wears feather, fur, wool, scales or a tutu, let this day be a celebration for them.”

There will be plenty of demonstrations on the day from organisations such as Australian Rat Fanciers Society, Westernport Dog Obedience Club, Vets on Call and Black Snake Productions.

Plus there will be other entertainment such as flyball, a lure course and Kinetic Theatre’s production called The Beasties.

Peninsula Aquatic and Recreation Centre (PARC) will also be presenting DOGA (yoga with dogs).

The FREE Frankston City Pets’ Day Out is on from 10am to 3pm at Ballam Park Reserve, Frankston, main entry via Naranga Crescent.

Free parking will also be available at Ballam Park Cricket Club.

All pets attending must be vaccinated, on leads or securely contained and displaying registration tags (if applicable).  


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