Hall County throws efforts behind Pet Fest

Hall County is gearing up for Pet Fest, a two-day fundraiser and a first for the fledgling Hall County Animal Shelter.

“It’s a big event and it’s going to take a lot of people to pull this off,” Hall County Public Information Officer Nikki Young said. “We’re expecting a huge crowd.”

The festival, to be held Sept. 25-26 at Laurel Park, will include live music, a dock diving competition for dogs, food and a pet adoption tent.

The goal of the event is to raise money for adoption programs for the shelter.

“It’ll go directly to the pets,” Young said. “We’re not a charity obviously; it’s a government department, but the responsibility of Hall County Animal Services is to control the homeless pet population for public safety reasons. We feel the best way to control that population, the most humane way to do it, is to adopt the pets out. We don’t want to have to euthanize the pets.”

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