By Tanya Chilton
August 5, 2013
The Cross Creek Country Club will host its second annual Dog Show on Aug. 10 to raise money for Surry Animal Rescue.
Cross Creek Events Coordinator Brian Tuttle said the club collaborated on the fundraiser with Surry Animal Rescue President Linda Mooney, who formed the organization in 2001.
“All too often pets are neglected and it is our goal to keep that from happening,” said Tuttle.
He said several activities were added to the event due to the success of the last season show. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The show is open to the public and pets may attend with owners. All proceeds and donations will go to Surry Animal Rescue, said Tuttle.
The nonprofit volunteer organization provides rescue, safe care, vaccines, spaying and neutering for needy animals.
Mooney spoke about the many valuable ways needy animals once rescued continue to contribute to the community. Some include bringing a smile to those in nursing homes, saving lives, serving and protecting officers and country, helping those with disabilities and cheering up the depressed.
Mooney said moving and weather crises have contributed to the growing problem of neglected animals. There is a big shortage of adopters and finances, said Mooney.
“We try to supply everything out of our pockets,” she said. “If everyone just gave $1, you would not believe how many people they could help.”
A highlight of the Cross Creek event will be a talk held by Miss High Point Teen Becca Hart and her service dog, MH Vision Mike.
Additional events will include an adoption fair, “a doggie fashion show” that features the dogs of club members, kids versus K-9 relay, flyball demonstration, dog washing station, police officer and K-9 unit demonstration, veterinarians talk and answer session, animal photography, silent auction including donated goods by local businesses and a meet and greet with animal authors.
Rescue Critter Collars, Dress to Impress pet apparel and Pet Stop underground fencing will be available at the show.
Mooney said, “We call it the powwow for bowwows.”
Author Libby Bagby, who wrote “Lucky’s Plott,” also will attend, said Mooney.
“Lucky’s Plott” is based on a true story. It is a tale about dog and human overcoming together. The story is based on the author’s experience of finding a once near fatally injured Plott Hound named Lucky in a North Carolina ditch.
The Plott Hound is the state dog of North Carolina.
Further donations for the organization and event may be made to Linda Mooney, c/o Surry Animal Rescue at 112 Quail Run Road, Mount Airy. The website is SurryAnimalRescue.org.
For more information about the second annual dog show, call Brian Tuttle at 789-5193 at Cross Creek Country Club. The golf club address is 1129 Greenhill Road, Mount Airy.