Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Pugfest Pug Dog Rescue and Adoption

Southeast Pug Rescue & Adoption, Inc. (SEPRA) was formed in Georgia in 1990 to aid in placing lost, surrendered or abandoned pugs in loving, caring homes primarily in the Southeast (GA, FL, SC, TN, MO). Although, they will take any pug in need from any place.

SEPRA is an all volunteer, not for profit organization dedicated to pugs. They will take any and all pugs regardless of age, health and/or temperament, and they've even been known to take pug mixes. Their pugs come from a variety of avenues including shelters, owner surrenders, and even found wandering down the streets. All pugs are placed in foster care with dedicated volunteers for evaluation and vet-work, which includes: shots, spaying/neutering and treatment for any illnesses, if necessary. They've had many come through with heartworms, knee/hip problems, eye problems, broken limbs etc. They will treat all that is reasonably possible as long as the pug is not suffering.

Their major fundraiser is their annual Pugfest. This year’s Pugfest will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at the Gwinnett county Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville, GA. Note: there is NO rain date for this event. Events begin at 10 am and include great contests including:
• Oldest Pug
• Farthest Traveled Pug
• Curliest Tail
• Most Wrinkles
• Most Gray
• Best Kisser
• Best Trick
• Most Unique Pug Mix
• Longest Tongue

Costume Contests begin at 2 pm and have two classes:
• Store-bought
• Homemade

Their raffle, silent auction, live music and entertainment will continue throughout the day. Tickets are $6 at the gate, however Pugs get in free. See the SEPRA web site for more information.

See the Pet Events calendar at For Love of a Dog for more dog events.  Fetch the For Love of a Dog resource pages for other dog rescue and adoption organizations.

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