Gone to the Dogs
The Sanctuary Hosts Canine Health and Fitness Fair
Ocala, FL (October 18, 2012) – The wonderful facilities at the Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Center are not necessarily just for horses, and The Sanctuary is making sure their canine friends feel welcome by hosting a Canine Health and Fitness Fair on Saturday, November 3rd from 11am to 4pm. Owners will be able to see and experience all of The Sanctuary’s sports therapy equipment that is available for their canine athletes as well as participate in demos, attend mini-clinics and seminars, and relax at the Doggie Pool Party. Several rescue groups will be on site with dogs that need a forever home.
Two all-breed health clinics will be offered during the fair, and participants can choose to attend one or both of these beneficial clinics. The Canine Eye Registry Foundation (CERF) / Orthopaedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) Eye Testing Clinic will run from 11 am-2:45 pm and will be facilitated by Caryn Plummer, DVM, DACVO. Dr. Plummer is a native Floridian and a 2002 graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, where she is now an Assistant Professor and Service Chief. The cost for the Eye Testing Clinic is $30 for pre-paid or $35 at the door. The OFA Heart Testing Clinic runs from 11am – 3:45pm and will be facilitated by board-certified cardiologist, Herbert Maisenbacher VMD, DACVIM. Dr. Maisenbacher is currently a cardiology faculty member at the University of Florida. Cost for the Heart Testing Clinic is $35 pre-paid or $40 at the door. Pre-registration is required for the clinics, and payment is accepted as cash or check only. To schedule an appointment, or for more information about the clinics, please call Brenda at The Sanctuary at 352-369-HEAL (4325).
Participants are asked to follow a few pooch-party rules for the safety of all the canines, equines and humans who are at the fair. Dogs are not allowed in the horse barn area, and must be on a leash outside the pool area. Aggressive dogs will be asked to leave. Dogs must have a current rabies vaccination, and owners are asked to pick up after their dogs (bags will be provided).
The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Center’s main campus is located at 5590 NW Hwy 225 in Ocala, Florida. Canine Health and Fitness Fair guests will have the opportunity to visit the 30-acre, state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar equine rehabilitation and conditioning facility that features the most advanced conditioning and rehab equipment available in the world today. For more information on the Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Center visit www.sanctuaryequinerehab.com.
Brenda McDuffee (General Manager)
The Sanctuary Equine Sports
Therapy & Rehabilitation Center