Schedule

Strut Your Mutt/ For the Love of Animals Expo Schedule

9:00 Open to Public

LIVE MUSIC ALL DAY

9:00-1:00 MUSIC by Scooter the DJ

1:00-5:00 MUSIC by The Sonset Band

10:00 WELCOME – Joseph Sprague, Executive Director, HS/SPCA of Sumter County

STRUT YOUR MUTT Walk

11:00 CONTEST – The Best Dog Costume

11:30 CONTEST – The Best Pet/Owner Look Alike

12-12:30 SHOW – Disc Connected K-9 Frisbee Dog Team

12-12:15 EDUCATIONAL TALK – “Prevent Forest Fires” – presented by Brad Weller of the Florida Forest Service

12:25-12:40 EDUCATIONAL TALK – “When Do You Pick up a Wild Animal and When Do You Leave It Alone?” – presented by Mary Opall, Director, Nature World Wildlife Rescue

12:50–1:05 EDUCATIONAL TALK – Animal Ortho Care – presented by Derrick Campana, Prosthetic Designer/Producer. As seen on Animal Planet

1:00-1:30 DEMONSTRATION – K-9 Criminal Apprehension by Sgt. David Clark of the Sheriff’s Department of Sumter County

1:15-1:30 EDUCATIONAL TALK – “Is That a Wolf I See in My Living Room?” – presented by Kim Kapes, Founder and Director of the In Harmony with Nature Wolf Sanctuary

1:40-1:55 EDUCATIONAL TALK – “Understanding Dog Psychology Before Training” – presented by Tammy Smith of Be the Leader of the Pack. Tips from well known local dog trainer who trained with Cesar Millan.

2:00-2:30 DEMONSTRATION – K-9 Search and Rescue by Luis Vega of Boondocks K9 Search and Rescue

2:05-2:20 EDUCATIONAL TALK – “Creepy Crawlers and Your Pet” – presented by Dr. Shannon Kennedy, Floral City Animal Clinic

2:30-2:45 EDUCATIONAL TALK – Animal Ortho Care – presented by Derrick Campana, Prosthetic Designer/Producer. As seen on Animal Planet.

2:55-3:10 EDUCATIONAL TALK – “Is a Bunny the Right Pet for You?” – presented by Terri Friesner, Gainesville Rabbit Rescue

3:20-3:35 EDUCATIONAL TALK – “Don’t Treat Your Cat Like a Dog” – presented by Celine Petrie, Chairman of the Board, Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County

3:15-3:45 SHOW – Disc Connected K-9 Frisbee Dog Team

3:45-4:00 EDUCATIONAL TALK – “Let’s Talk Alligators” – presented by Robbie Keszey with The Swamp Brothers

4:00 50/50 DRAWING

4:15 SILENT AUCTION CLOSES

4:30 SILENT AUCTION WINNERS ANNOUNCED

5:00 HAPPY TRAILS – CLOSE OF EVENT