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Pet Expo at Middletown Exhibit Center
Tuesday, March 8, 2005 3:52:57 PM - Monroe Ohio

News Release


For immediate release

March 8, 2005


For more information call:  Liz Lucas  - 513-727-3600 ext 1350

Sgt Jim Cunningham 513-727-3632





Families and their pets are invited to the first annual Middletown Pet Expo scheduled for April 2, 2005, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.  The City of Middletown Police Department event is sponsored by Iams Pet Food Company of Lewisburg, Ohio.  The purpose of the expo is to promote responsible pet ownership and child animal safety along with an awareness of the growing problems of stray dogs and cats.


There will be continuous activities throughout the day to entertain and educate.

Midwest Bloodhound Rescue will demonstrate search and rescue operations using dogs.

Middletown’s Dog Training Center will demonstrate agility and obedience exercises.

Professionals from the Humane Society will offer microchipping services on site. Microchipping is the imbedding of a microchip under the pet’s skin to serve as a means of identification if the pet is ever lost.

Adoptable animals will be available from the Humane Society and PAWS.

The Butler County Dog Warden will sell dog licenses for $14 each.

Representatives from Barking Buddies Therapy Dogs and Safe Kids/Safe Dogs will share information about their services and Middletown K-9 units will perform demonstrations. 

A professional pet photographer will offer photo services of pets and the family dog can have a canine massage for $15.

Food concessions will be provided by the Middletown City Employees Association


Humans and pets alike will enjoy the event. Besides the information and entertaining elements for humans, the family pet will also have activities—a canine good citizen test, an obstacle course and dunking for tennis balls.

Animals must be up to date on vaccines and on a leash of not more than six feet.


Agencies represented at the expo will be:

Middletown Police Department/D.A.R.E. Unit/Animal Control Officer/K-9 Unit

Animal Friends Humane Society


Butler County Dog Warden

Middletown Dog Training Center

Marx – Low cost spay and neuter for cats

Butler County Extension Office – 4-H


Middletown Exhibit Center is located at 39 Broad Street in downtown Middletown. For more information about the expo call Animal Control Officer Liz Lucas  - 513-727-3600 ext 1350 or Middletown Police Sgt. Jim Cunningham 513-727-3632.

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