The dog days of spring are finally here and I want to spend a few minutes wagging my tail about a really cool competition debuting this year in Austin to support our pets. Remember the classic movie, Best in Show? Well… it’s happening! get your tickets !
One of our communities most notable accomplishments is Austin going no-kill, and we are celebrating our 5 year anniversary this year as one of the largest no kill cities in the country. I am excited to celebrate this awesomeness because growing up with Fuzzy (I hadn’t yet developed my great naming skills at age 4 - like with BuildASign.com and Owen’s Garage), had such an impact on my life, and whatever I can do to help support our animal community and keep our animals alive and get them into loving homes, I’ll do.
To help celebrate the 5 year mark, the City of Austin and BuildASign.com have created an opportunity through this new event, Best In Show, for individuals and teams to fundraise April 1st - 30th for the Austin Humane Society, Austin Pets Alive!, Emancipet, and Friends of Austin Animal Center, culminating with a free event for the Austin community on May 7th at The Austin Animal Center.
A la the cinematic beauty that is “Best In Show,” the Best In Show Fest event on May 7th will feature competition in categories like Best In Show (duh), Owner-Pup-Look-A-Like, and Underdog Story. Cats more your thing? You can submit a video and the top 5 funniest cat videos will show at the Best In Show Festival and they’ll be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize!
There are opportunities to get involved and sponsor AND animal focused non-profits can set up a booth, fo’ free, on the 7th and meet an amazing community of supporters! Contact Haley Swindell for details.