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Title: Special Events Manager

Record breaking fundraising for 2018 Pet Palooza!
The Humane Society of Charlotte prepares for a fun-filled day at Independence Park to support the animals
CHARLOTTE, N.C.  - (April 20, 2018) - The Humane Society of Charlotte(HSC) will host their annual signature event, Pet Palooza Festival & Walk for the Animals on Saturday, April 21, 2018. This year's event will feature new vendors, food trucks, beer trucks, "doga", and professional wrestlers affiliated with The Crockett Foundation!

Hosted by HSC, Pet Palooza has been a spring fixture in Charlotte, dedicated to raising funds to support the dogs and cats sheltered by the Humane Society of Charlotte. All funds raised go to the care and support of the animals at HSC. The organization hopes to re-home several animals at the event, as a number of dogs will be on-site and available for adoption.

The 2K Walk for the Animals is supported by numerous corporate teams, volunteer groups, and loyal followers of the Humane Society of Charlotte. The HSC staff even participates and engages in friendly inter-office competition to see which team can raise the most funds. Currently leading is team "Don't Stop Retrieving". HSC staff has already broken their record for fundraising compared to years past. 

"Pet Palooza has been a fixture in the community for more than 20 years," mentioned Donna Stucker, VP of Development. "We love seeing families come out with their kids and pets, all in costume, ready to show their support for HSC and animals in Charlotte. The event is always fun for everyone and we are so lucky to have beautiful weather this year!"
Each year, Pet Palooza raises more than $100,000 to support the animals of HSC and is joined by many community partners, including Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control (CMACC). CMACC brings their team out for "Check the Chip", an initiative that helps owners check to ensure their pet's microchip is in working condition and has the correct identification information.

Pet Palooza 2018 is presented by Hill's Pet Nutrition and Food Lion and is supported by numerous sponsors throughout the community. 

Pet Palooza will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Independence Park, Charlotte, NC. "Doga" will begin at 9:30 am and the 2K Walk will start at 11:00 am.

The Humane Society of Charlotte is a community resource committed to improving the lives of companion animals through adoption, spay/neuter and education.  The Humane Society of Charlotte provides programming to advocate pet placement, retention, prevention, and education throughout the Carolinas. The Humane Society of Charlotte is a non-profit organization that relies solely on private donations to achieve its mission.


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