Pet Expo Fun For All Creatures


Fins, fur or feathers, the Bass Coast Pet Expo being held this Saturday is embracing all pets.

Held in Apex Park in Murray Street, Wonthaggi, the event will start at 10.00am and runs until 2.00pm, and is free for all to attend.

Bass Coast Shire Council Mayor, Cr Neil Rankine, said the Expo was shaping up to be an event all pet lovers will want to attend.

“The Pet Expo is for all pets – dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, horses and snakes, just to name a few – and we have lots of attractions that all pet owners will enjoy,” Cr Rankine said.

“A highlight of this year’s Expo is a visit from Lindi Jane from Channel 31s Snaps Kakadu Club.

“Lindi will not only entertain the audience but will also host the children’s pet parade which starts at 12.30pm.”

The Pet Parade will feature four different categories: cutest critter, most interesting pet and best dressed pet, which is open to all school aged children, plus a Judge’s Choice category, which is open to all ages.

There will also be a variety of free children’s activities at the Expo, including face painting, animal petting farm, jumping castles, pet photos and balloons.

For all animal lovers, there will be pet focused activities, such as dog agility demonstration, ferret races, snake handling, chicken display, an exhibition of pedigree cats and much more.

A new introduction to the Expo this year will be a doggie café, where dog owners can treat their dogs to a well-deserved rest with a snack and drink.

Cr Rankine said animal management is a huge part of the work of Council’s Community Safety Rangers and that the Pet Expo is one of Council’s biggest education opportunities.

“It’s fantastic that we can acknowledge the importance of responsible pet ownership in a fun and positive way,” Cr Rankine said.

For more information on the Expo, contact the Senior Animal Management Officer at Bass Coast Shire Council on 1300 BCOAST (226 278).