CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Get ready for the dog Olympics or “Pawlympics,” because CMPD Animal Care & Control is hosting their very own Hot Summer Games in hopes of finding forever homes for some amazing pups on Friday, July 23rd.
AC&C Communications Manager Melissa Knicely says “The Opening Ceremony, complete with a dog carrying a torch will kick-off the games on Friday, July 23 at 9:00AM sharp on all of our social media channels.”
Officials say Friday’s events include The Recall Factor, The Agility Weave, The Agility Jump, The Water Works, and The Nose KNOWS.
These events will be featured on AC&C’s social media starting July 26th through the closing ceremonies on Sunday, August 8th.
Officials say they hope this creative competition will not only show off what the dog’s can do, but help them find adopters or foster homes for some of these hard-working dogs.
“The goal of creating fun content is to really be able to show off the dog’s personalities. Anytime we can feature the animals, it helps to get them out and in front of people. We hope that people will share our HOT SUMMER GAMES on their personal social media pages in order to gain more exposure for the dogs in need of homes. Right now, shelters across the country are very full and we all need the community to help by adopting, fostering and helping spread the word about the animals who need homes. A share of our HOT SUMMER GAMES is a great way to start.”
Follow the games on CMPD Animal Care & Control’s social media channels listed below: