FRAMINGHAM, MA - Once again, Robinson's Hardware and the merchants of the Pinefield Shopping Center in Saxonville are hosting and a family fun (and dog friendly) event for a good cause.
On Saturday June 18, 2011 from 10:00AM 'til 2:00PM,the shopping center merchants are raising money in support of the Massachusetts Vest-a-Dog organization which raises money to purchase bullet proof vests for K-9 officers, (dogs who work in law enforcement).
Here's some of what will be happening:
- MA State Police K9 Demo
- Free Nail Clipping For Your Dog at Flying Fur
- Two live bands: The Smokin' Pidgeons and The Weekend Band
- "Weber Grilling Event" at Robinsons Hardware
- Free Tanning at Always Golden Tanning
- Food Tastings
- Wine Tastings (age 21+ only)
- Classic Cars
- Arts & Crafts!
- Games and Raffles!
- Try a demo K9 vest on your dog for a fabulous photo op!
- MA Vest-a-Dog T-shirts, Bandanas, & Hats!
The Vest-a-Dog organization was formed after a K9 named Cero was shot and killed on March 25, 2000 by a suspect who had been involved in an assault and was then firing at police. Cero gave his life to save the lives of a human officer. Each vest costs $735, and many police departments don't have enough money in their budgets to purchase them.
Over the past 10 years the group has purchased hundreds of vests -- but their goal is to see that every K9 police dog is outfitted with one.
Robinsons Hardware and the Pinefield Shopping Center are located at 1 Nichols Rd., Framingham, MA, (off Water Street near the McAuliffe Library). For more info about Massachusetts Vest-A-Dog visit their website at: www.mavestadog.org