Puerto Vallarta and local organizations are participating in contests, sporting events, and animal care lectures from December 10 through the 14th to commemorate International Animal Rights Day.
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International Animal Rights Day (IARD) aims to serve the purpose of reminding human beings that every creature on the planet deserves to be treated with equal kindness and respect.
Unfortunately, there are many animals all over the world that are cruelly mistreated.
As Part of an effort to bring attention to this issue, Puerto Vallarta joins the world on December 10 with 4 days of events to raise awareness and have fun in our community.
To kick off the events, on Wednesday at Hotel Puerto de Luna located on Francisco Medina Ascencio a lecture titled “Animals have rights?” will be presented at 6:00 PM.
Immediately following the lecture an introduction to the rights of our wildlife will be presented by the Department of Environment. At 7:45 a demonstration on K9 search and rescue will be presented to show the importance of “Man’s Best Friend” in helping to save lives.
The lectures are free, however bringing bags of dog and cat food as a donation is accepted.
On Friday, December 12, in Colony Los Sauces there will be a lecture on Exotic Animals in Los Pájaros Park, located at Golondrina and Petirrojo at 6 PM. Following the lecture will be a Christmas Costume contest for your pets; entry fee to the contest is a donated bag of pet food.
At Plaza Caracol on Saturday, December 13, a lecture will be presented on the birds of Puerto Vallarta by the Birds of Paradise at 4 PM. Stick around at 5 PM while the event rolls out the prissy cats for the Feline Beauty Contest by Angelicat. Entry cost is a donated bag of cat food or cat litter.
The finale of the event will be Sunday, December 14, with the Race for Animal Rights. The race has three categories based on pet sizes. Small, Medium, and Large. Owners and pets race for first place in their class. Entry fee is $100 pesos and will be held at Hotel Puerto de Luna at 10 AM.
If you are unable to attend these events, please consider making a donation of any kind to one of our local charities and organizations that support animals in need.