Easter is filled with fun, blessings and lots of treats for us humans! Now communities are getting involved to include their furry friends too. From Easter outfits, to cat-nip filled eggs, now to Easter egg hunts & blessings for the animals. The Spring Holy Holiday is becoming more and more popular for our furry friends.
Salt lake city has it all slopes, the beautiful outdoors, and now even a dog-on Easter egg hunt! Some Salt Lake city residents spent good Friday with their furry friends! The dogs were sent out on a egg hunt with treats inside the eggs. The dogs love to search for treats and this puts their sniffers to the test! According to the local news in Salt Lake City, residents came from miles around with big dogs, small dogs, therapy dogs and loved every minute.
In Oklahoma the residents attended the first “Hound Hunt” and a great turn out. Over 70 canines from Edmond OK came out. Not only did they come out in looking for treats they came out dressed the part, as owners had them in their full out Easter best-Ears included!
Connecticut might be a small state but they have big ideas for charity and fun and play big when its comes to their furry friends. Dogs in Colchester Dog Park had a golden egg Easter egg hunt-Think Charlie’s golden ticket- One member of the dog park committee stated that they hid about 1000 eggs, filling them with dog treats with the occasional surprise of gift certificates and coupons with the pet friendly lover in mind, and the biggest treat came from the special golden eggs which had 25$ in cash in each. The parks event was to support the park cleanup and maintenance the pups paid $5 each to find as many eggs as possible! (I’m loving this idea giving back in fun ways for the community)
Talk about community and giving back, the dogs that help give back to the most needy held a charity event across seven cities in Ontario Canada. The National Service Dogs (NSD) held their annual good Friday Easter Egg Hunt. Thousands of eggs were hidden throughout parks with each egg having a colored sticker to represent a prize. Participants are given two egg cartons that can hold up to 24eggs. To collect more eggs the goal was simple raise more money in the name of a dog-gone good charity! The rules were simple, registrants must register with at least one dog, they receive a hunt bandana, pups must remain on leash. Prizes are awarded to the pups that collect the gold or silver eggs. Last year in 2011 they raised $90,000 for children with Autism—WOOFZER! Talk about a good boy!
Other communities are getting involved with Easter festivities, in LA the blessings of the Animals is an Easter tradition that spans back to 1930. Hundreds of people gathered as they lined the streets of LA with one goal in mind to have their animals blessed by the Bishop of the Catholic Church.