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Pets invited to participate in 2nd annual West Oahu Pet Walk, summer fair

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It's almost time for the 3rd annual West Oahu Pet Walk and Summer Fair. Alicia Maluafiti, the president of Poi Dogs and Popoki visited the set of Sunrise with 3 adoptable kittens in tow. Her nonprofit provides services for animals to end overpopulation and reduce euthanasia. Here's the information she provided about the event:


Poi Dogs & Popoki (PDP) will hold its third annual West Oahu Pet Walk & Summer Fair on Sunday, June 5, 8 am at Ewa Beach District Park.   

The $50 registration fee will go to support the services PDP provides, which includes animal rescue, no-kill shelter facilities and The Big Fix, PDP’s mobile spay and neuter clinic, PDP’s goal is to end pet overpopulation and reduce euthanasia on Oahu. This event is open to the public and a pet is not required in order to participate. 

During the leisurely one-mile walk around the Ewa Plain, participants can stop at comfort stations to pick up snacks, refreshments and goodies for both pets and people. Four-legged friends will receive items like a food bowl, rope Frisbee, treat jar and more.

After the one-mile walk is completed, more festivities will take place at the Hawaii Summer Fair. Test your pup’s agility at the Tails of Hawaii Canine Course or spoil them with the Poi Dog Bath and Spa station. Bring your pup for a family picture at the photo booth. The VCA will have staff on-hand to hold “Ask a Vet” seminars for curious pet owners. Cool off in the Water World Pool Play Area and grab a snack at Petco’s Pupu Pavilion. Participants can browse a variety of pet service, product exhibitors and food trucks at this year’s Summer Fair.

Poi Dogs & Popoki

PDP is a nonprofit animal welfare organization committed to saving lives by ending pet overpopulation, helping families keep the pets they have, and returning lost pets to their owners.  PDP provides island-wide access to affordable sterilization through The Big Fix, a mobile spay and neuter clinic. Last year, The Big Fix sterilized more than 3,000 cats and dogs – from Waianae to Waimanalo. Spay and neuter is the single most effective strategy to reduce unintended pregnancies which contribute to the thousands of animals dying in our shelters every year.

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