Pets of all shapes and sizes will flock to Jezzine Barracks on Sunday when the park plays host to Townsville’s annual Pet Expo. More than 90 pet-related exhibitors will be there, including animal behaviourists, groomers, vets, and photographers and there are heaps of prizes to be won.
This year will see the inaugural judging of Mr and Miss Pet Expo which is open to all animals and registrations are welcome on the day. The second annual Small Paws Sprint (for dogs under 30cm) will also be a highlight as well as two races of the very popular Dachshund Dash and the prison dog display. The Allsorts Pet Hub (Fit With Fido) session is also on and will showcase ways dog lovers can exercise with their pet.
Community Health and Environment Committee chair Cr Ann-Maree Greaney said the event was a great opportunity to mingle with like-minded animal lovers. “Townsville has more than 37,000 registered dogs and 6000 cats, so it’s certainly a city of pet enthusiasts.”
The Pet Expo will be on at Jezzine Barracks on Sunday from 9am to 3pm. Entry is free and all pets are welcome.