Dog daycare to host Movie Night in the Park
Dog “E” Daycare is calling all super heroes to take part in Movie Night in the Park in support of the Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta and Bully Breed in Need Rescue Group on Sept. 21.
“We want people to dress up in super hero costumes because the movie is Underdog by Disney,” said Bailey Sharpe of Dog “E” Daycare.
Underdog is the live action tale of a basset hound who acquires superpowers and must use them to save his city from a mad scientist.
The event will start at 7 p.m. in Nose Creek Park and will feature a huge outdoor screen and speakers for optimal movie viewing.
There will also be a concession with 100 per cent of the proceeds going towards the two non-profit organizations.
Ronald McDonald House is a registered charity and a place for families to stay while their child is receiving medical attention in a Calgary hospital and provides a home-like atmosphere that allows entire families to keep living their lives as normally as possible during their medical crisis, according to the organization’s website.
Dog “E” Daycare has a partnership with Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta and their Dog “E” Loyalty program gives dogs a place to stay while their families are staying at the house in Calgary.
Bully Breed in Need Rescue Group was selected as the second organization to help because they are currently fostering one of the group’s rescued pit bulls named Al Pit Chino.
Al Pit Chino, who was suffering from an extreme case of mange, was saved just hours before a scheduled euthanization in Los Angeles, Calif. and was sent to Calgary-based Bully Breed in Need to be fostered.
Bully Breed in Need is a Calgary organization dedicated to the rescue of unwanted and abandoned bully breed dogs from shelters, veterinary surrenders, ownership surrenders, and animal controls in North America, with a focus on Calgary and surrounding area. The goal of the organization is to find these rescued dogs a permanent, safe home.
Al Pit Chino is now happy and healthy and looking for his forever home.
“I have two pitties of my own and we always keep a spot open for rescues,” Sharpe said.
Dog “E” Daycare is asking for a $2 donation per person to attend the event and will be offering free photos with their mascot “Agent” Ohso, which participants can pick up at the daycare located at 69 East Lake Cres., after the event.
“It’s a cheap night for the family,” Sharpe said. “You don’t get to go to a movie for $2 anymore and it’s an outside theatre, which is neat because drive-in theatres are a thing of the past.”
Bully Breed in Need will bring by a couple of their adoptable pups to the event but Sharpe said the general public is not encouraged to bring their dogs as the movie event may be too long for a pup to sit still.
“It’s for a good cause and is going to be a lot of fun,” she said.
For more information on Dog “E” Daycare’s Dog “E” Loyalty program with the Ronald McDonald House, visit www.dogedaycare.net and click on the loyalty program button on the bottom of the page.
Should the event be rained out, the rain out date is set for Oct. 12 at 7 p.m.