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Check this spot next year to learn how you can support and participate in the pet fair.

The 2015 Help Willy’s Friends Pet Fair Has Been Cancelled

Hello friends,

It is with a heavy heart and much consideration that we must announce the cancellation of the 7th Annual Help Willy’s Friends Pet Fair due to non-life-threatening health issues. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and would like to thank everyone who has faithfully supported our fair every year.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to seeing you next year!

All shelters and rescues that are currently signed up will receive a refund.

Mark Paturzo and the volunteers of Help Willy's Friends

Out & About at the Pet Fair

Relive the 6th Annual Help Willy's Friends Pet Fair with images captured for our album.

Check out the rest of the album!

Pet Look Alike Contest

The 2014 Help Willy's Friends Pet Fair was full of fun attractions. Here is the first place winner of the HWF Pet Fair look-alike contest! If your friends think you bear a resemblance to your best furry friend come down to the fair next year and see what our judges think.

2014 Parade of Stars

This year's parade was captured on video and posted on Youtube.

Check out the video!

Our annual event raises public awareness and offers assistance to the local animal shelters, rescues, and organizations seeking homes for currently adoptable dogs and cats. This adoption event will showcase a variety of dogs and cats in shelters and rescues throughout the state.

In addition to local merchants and lots of food choices, this family-oriented event will also include:

  • Adoptable pets, of course!
  • Police K-9 demonstration
  • Dog search and rescue demonstration
  • Children’s activities such as face-painting, touch-a-truck, and a fun house
  • Live music
  • DJ
  • Pet agility demonstration

For those pets who will be attending, we will also offer:

  • Free nail-clipping
  • Free Pet blessings
  • Free pet photography
  • Pet reiki
  • Pet psychic
  • Rabies vaccinations and micro-chipping, provided by Durham Veterinary Hospital for a nominal fee.

Parade of Stars

Last but not least is our Parade of Stars - a parade of the adoptable dogs with an emcee introducing each and every one to the tune of thunderous applause from the crowd. It’s their 15 seconds of fame that gives these dogs reason to smile and enjoy the attention being lavished on them. It is an event not to be missed!

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