The Persimmon Plus holds Pet Expo-A A +A
Sunday, August 19, 2012
GET your pets ready for the year’s rip-roaringly grand Pet Expo, happening at the Persimmon Plus on Aug. 24 – 26, 2012.
The Persimmon Plus, in Mabolo, Cebu City, is the commercial and entertainment strip of The Persimmon, Cebu’s first urban village created by AboitizLand, Inc. The Persimmon Plus has built its reputation as one of the metro’s pet-friendly destinations, hosting the yearly Pet Expo for the third year now. It has also been declared Pet-Friendly District.
Geofel Labendia, marketing officer of AboitizLand’s Commercial Leasing and Marketing Team says, “The Persimmon Plus hosts events like the Pet Expo to help enhance and nurture.”
The Expo includes a series of talks, including discussions by the Island Rescue Organization (IRO), a dog owners’ association, and the Cebu Veterinary Office. The latter includes information on dogs for adoption on Aug. 24.
IRO, Cebu South Dog Club, Asian Beta Alliance for Fighting Fishes, Cebu ShihTzu Club, Cebu Association of Spiders, Cebu Cavy for Guinea Pigs, Gecko Society, Pitbull Club, Chowchow Club, Siberian Husky Club, Exotic Birds Society and Tracy Go – Great Dane will be mounting the Expo’s centerpiece - a running exhibition of pets of all types and talents. The Cebu City Veterinary Office will also be giving free anti-rabies vaccinations and grooming for the duration of the Expo.
For the the winged ones, Aug. 25 is a date for our feathered pets. Falconry, the exotic birds society of Cebu, will show off what their pets can do in a gallant exhibition of tricks. On Aug. 26 is the Pit Bull Competition, the search for the metro’s Best Female and Male Puppy, Best Puppy in Show, Best Female and Male Adult Overall and Best in Show terriers of this hybrid.
Registration for all activities will be at The Persimmon Plus. To register, present pet’s updated health card to show date of birth and immunizations already given. Dog owners who will be joing the Pit Bull Competition are required to attend the dog show briefing and show standards forum on Aug. 24. Participants will be given a Pet Kit with free dog food sample and accessories.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 20, 2012.