“Pets Welcome” Launch Event on the square downtown Franklin

“Pets Welcome” Launch Event on the square downtown Franklin

Mars Petcare launches their Better Cities for Pets program with a Pets Welcome Launch Party. 80+ Franklin businesses will welcome and celebrate pets. Friday, June 16 from 2 to 6 pm and Saturday, June 17 from 10 am to 1 pm at the square in Downtown Franklin, TN.  There will be an official presentation by City of Franklin Mayor Ken Moore and Mark Johnson, President of Mars Petcare North America along with a ribbon cutting at the start of the event (around 2:15 p.m.).

Hosted by Downtown Franklin, Mars Petcare, A Better World for Pets, Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County, Williamson County Animal Center and Visit Franklin, TN.

Please see Pets Welcome Launch Party for a map of participating business.  

Where: Downtown Franklin Square, on 3rd Avenue by City Hall

Friday, June 16, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

  • Support homeless pets from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at an adoption drive, hosted by Williamson County Animal Center. There will also be a Dog Walks for Donation activity where participants can walk adoptable dogs and for every 10 minutes walked, $100 will be donated to WCAC by Mars Petcare in support of their capital campaign.
  • Receive care and safety tips for pets in the home from behavior and nutrition experts from Mars Petcare. To commemorate the day, you can have your picture taken with your pets and get a free printable photo to take home.
  • Visit the businesses participating in the pilot program, pick up some pet-themed giveaways and partake in “yappy hour” events at participating restaurants from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Experience an innovative dog park where cities can create more park space in urban areas by turning unused concrete space into pet-friendly green space. The park features innovative materials, designs and feedback boards to collect public input–even a hydration station for thirsty pups!

Saturday, June 17, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • Support homeless pets at an adoption drive, hosted by Williamson County Animal Center.
  • Receive care and safety tips for pets in the home from behavior and nutrition experts from Mars Petcare and pick up some pet-themed giveaways
  • Visit the businesses participating in the pilot program
  • Experience an innovative dog park where cities can create more park space in urban areas by turning unused concrete space into pet-friendly green space. The park features innovative materials, designs and feedback boards to collect public input–even a hydration station for thirsty pups!

 

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