An­i­mal wel­fare groups come to­gether to raise aware­ness for wel­fare of dogs

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MUS­CAT: An­i­mal wel­fare groups in Oman are hop­ing they can raise aware­ness to­wards the wel­fare of dogs in the Sul­tanate at the Ca­nines for a Cause event, which is to be held this week­end.

Sched­uled to be held at Al Bus­tan Palace in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Cana­dian Jebel K9, this year marks the 4th An­nual Event for this ini­tia­tive, pre­sent­ing a fun-filled fam­ily day out for ev­ery­one to en­joy, espe­cially dogs. Doors open at 9am and the of­fi­cial event will start at 10am, where a line-up of tal­ented dogs will show­case dis­plays such as “Agility, Search and Res­cue Dis­play” and “Jump­ing Dis­play”.

“We have en­joyed many suc­cess­ful years of this fun event for a good cause,” said Alfa Vold, CEO Cana­dian Jebel K9. “Last year, we wel­comed over 800 par­tic­i­pants and over 200 dogs. You can imag­ine the ex­cite­ment and buzz from dog-lovers en­joy­ing the games and com­pe­ti­tions, whilst mar­vel­ling at a world of breeds, com­ing to­gether in the beau­ti­ful set­ting of Al Bus­tan Palace.”

For those who would like to add a lit­tle more fun to the day, guests are in­vited to bring their dogs in a cos­tume and par­tic­i­pate in the chance to win the “Best Dressed Dog” award. Some of the other en­ter­tain­ing com­pe­ti­tions in­clude “best trick”, dress-up re­lay, rocket re­call, how-high-can-you-fly jump­ing com­pe­ti­tion, mu­si­cal hoops, bone ap­petite, Paw-casso and find the treat. Visi­tors can also en­ter the obe­di­ence and agility com­pe­ti­tion, with rib­bons be­ing awarded for first, sec­ond and third place.

Dogs of all va­ri­eties and lev­els are wel­come to join in, whether a begin­ner or ex­pe­ri­enced ca­nine in com­pe­ti­tions. The day boasts of prize draws and door prizes, as well as a host of ven­dors show­cas­ing prod­ucts and ser­vices for the com­mu­nity. The event will also shine a light on lo­cal res­cue groups to help raise aware­ness for an­i­mal wel­fare across Oman.

The en­trance fees for this spe­cial event are OMR5 per per­son and OMR2 per dog, with pro­ceeds from ticket sales go­ing to the Oman Diabetes As­so­ci­a­tion and Omani Paws. There will be lunch served on the lawns at an ad­di­tional cost to the en­trance fee.

GIVE THEM THEIR DUE: Sched­uled to be held at Al Bus­tan Palace in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Cana­dian Jebel K9, this is the fourth Ca­nines for a Cause event.

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