West Coast Pet Expos, LLC has chosen West End Shelter for Animals in Ontario, Calif. as its 2009 Pet Charity Partner.
“West End Shelter has been giving back to the community since 1954 and we are very proud to partner with them and give something in return,” said Marti Michalis, vice president of operations for WCPE. A portion of Expo pre-sale tickets and the proceeds from a two-day raffle during the expo will be donated to West End Shelter for Animals.
West End Shelter is a “no kill” shelter that rescues dogs and cats in the greater Inland Empire area. It offers low-cost vaccination clinics every Tuesday and Saturday and averages 800 adoptions per year. The shelter has placed more than 40,000 animals into permanent homes and has a five-year plan for building improvements and expansion.
“We are very thankful and just overwhelmed with excitement that you chose our shelter,” said Anne Linquist during a call with the executive board at WCPE.
The Expo is Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 14 and 15 at Fairplex. WCPE expects 15,000-20,000 people to enjoy entertainment, demonstrations, educational seminars, animal shows, pet adoptions, competitions and fun for everyone, including:
• An audition for "The Dog Whisperer" with Cesar Millan;
• Disney Movie Star, Air Bud;
• Brewster, the world's tallest puppy; and
• USC Mascot, Traveler®, the noble white horse that appears during USC football games.
For more information about the West Coast Pet Expo visit Fairplex or West Coast Pet Expos.