Orland Township will be hosting its seventh annual Pet-Palooza on Saturday, June 17 from noon to 3 p.m. at Orland Township, 14807 S. Ravina Ave., Orland Park. This event is free, however a monetary donation or one five-pound bag of pet food is strongly encouraged. All proceeds benefit the Orland Township Pet Food Pantry, which provides food and supplies for pets and families in need.
Live entertainment and treats for both humans and pets will be provided by local exhibitors and food vendors. Attendees and their furry friends can participate in the pet parade. Children can play in the castle moon jump or enjoy a trackless train ride in the Kids’ Zone. Games, raffles and face painting will also be available. Ribbons will be awarded for various contests. Representatives from local animal shelters will also be on site.
“Orland Township’s Pet Pantry relies solely on donations from the community,” said Supervisor Paul O’Grady. “Pet-Palooza is a great way to raise awareness about the Pet Pantry and encourage community members to contribute to keep its shelves full year round. It’s a fun event for the whole family- so you won’t want to miss it!”
Pet-Palooza rules: All participating pets should have up-to-date vaccinations; Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets; All pets must be on leashes of six feet or less; Costumes for pets (and their owners!) are encouraged but not required; All animals must wear proper tags.