Vacation with your Pet


Harlem, GA (PRWEB) May 13, 2006

Doggie spas, kitty retreats, and birdie salons can’t top this pet lovers dream. This Memorial Day weekend a pet rescue group in Georgia has animal fanatics planning a road trip with their furriest and fuzziest family members.

“We can’t wait for the visitors to arrive,” says Ronald Johnson who is frequently spotted with a sherbet-colored bird named Peaches perched on his shoulder. “We’re expecting about 15,000 people to attend our animal festival this year.”

Johnson is an ex-marine and former chimney sweep who hung up his broom to take on the dog-eat-dog world of pet rescue. Johnson rescues approximately one bird each day through his not-for-profit group Feathered Friends Forever.

“Every year we have an annual fundraiser during Memorial Day weekend,” says Johnson who is also known as the ‘Bird Whisperer’. “This year we’ll go through nine tons of bird seed and ten thousand dollars in fresh fruits and veggies, so we have to throw a larger fundraiser!”

This year’s fundraiser offers the crème-de-la-crème in pet bonding.

Doggies will be able to participate in free yoga classes, called doga, canine message classes, micro-chipping, and a little family therapy! As a matter of fact pet behavioralists, who are tuned into animal thinking, will be helping cats, dogs and birds express their deepest concerns to pet owners.

Move over Fido, this day won’t go to the dogs. Visiting bird owners will learn about all aspects of birdie care and they’ll get some home-healthcare tips, which can save them money on vet bills.

“We wanted to have something for everyone,” says Johnson about the four-day festival, which includes a petting zoo, pony rides, dog trick shows, crafts and food. “We have more than 40 hours of live music planned for people who don’t enjoy the pet activities.”

Entry to the park is just $ 15 dollars per day. The event is planned for May 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th in Harlem, Georgia, which is located just outside of Augusta.

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