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World Animal Day – October 4: Big Party at Parke Publiko!

The grandchildren of “Nachi” and Sabina Nicolaas from Nort di Salina visit the cat cage at the Shelter
The grandchildren of “Nachi” and Sabina Nicolaas from Nort di Salina visit the cat cage at the Shelter

Everywhere around the world October 4th is celebrated as the day that people give extra attention to their animals.
It’s like Valentine’s Day for the animals! All year long they give us unconditional love and this one day we get the opportunity to show them how much we appreciate it.

On Sunday, October 4th, the Animal Shelter of Bonaire is organizing a big party at the Parke Publiko – the playground of the We Dare to Care Foundation – behind the hospital. There will be a huge book market from 2 to 6 pm and from 4 pm we’re going to party!

Everyone can bring their pet and get a free consultation from a veterinarian. There will be a live demonstration of dog training by Bon Barking and people can visit the stands of all the organizations involved in animal care on the island.

Madelief loves cats
Madelief loves cats

For children there will be all kinds of games and a drawing contest, and the best drawings will be printed on a T-shirt, and Magic Ed will be there with his bouncer,
cotton candy and popcorn! Every pet owner can participate in a contest. Just bring your favorite pet and a jury will tell you why your pet is the sweetest, the best taken care of and the most beautiful pet in the whole wide world! And if you favorite pet is a horse, a pig or a mouse and you can’t bring it,  show the jury a picture.

There are lots of prizes to win: A trip with the Aqua Space for two persons, an hour’s land sailing for two, a kayak tour through the mangroves for two people, lots of T-shirts, a four-hour tour with a STINAPA Ranger, a try out dive for two people at Dive Friends Bonaire, an animal package and two tickets for the Butterfly Farm. Warehouse Bonaire is giving away a check worth NAƒ. 200- and Cultimara offers one minute of free shopping.

You love animals? You’re invited to the party!

Where: Parke Publiko, behind the hospital.
When: Sunday, October 4th.
Time: Book market from 2 to 6 pm.
Party from 4 to 6 pm.
Info: Animal Shelter Bonaire, phone 717-4989

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