Henrico Humane Society’s Pet Expo scheduled for April 9

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Henrico Humane Society will hold its annual Pet Expo Saturday, Apr. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 East Laburnum Avenue.

“The Pet Expo is a unique indoor event for your pet and your family; there’s something for everyone,” said Shannon Troyka, Henrico Humane Society president. “Our mission is to find permanent, loving homes for homeless animals. Funds raised at Pet Expo help us cover medical expenses for the animals in our care, especially those that have been neglected or abused.”

WTVR's Greg McQuade is scheduled to emcee dog contests, puppy races and a parade of adoptable dogs.

More than 50 exhibitors will be onsite selling animal-related goods and services, as well as many rescue groups. Activities are scheduled throughout the day, many of which attendees can do with their pet. Activities include puppy races, dog contests, dog adoptions, an inflatable obstacle course for kids, training/trick/agility demonstrations, an agility course and a silent auction.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children (2-12); children under 2 and pets are free. For anyone who runs or walks in the Monument Avenue 10k earlier in the day, a $2 discount will be given with proof of participation (race bib, medal or t-shirt). All proceeds benefit Henrico Humane Society.

For details, visit http://www.henricohumane.org.
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