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Batavia veterinarian plans Charity Dog Show in Carol Stream

Proceeds to provide services to neighbors in need

The first annual Carol Stream Animal Hospital Charity Dog Show is planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Town Center in Carol Stream, announced Dr. Mondrian Contreras of Batavia.

He said all proceeds from the Charity Dog Show will go to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation's Veterinary Care Charitable Fund. Everyone is invited to support the benefit by participating in the show, making a charitable donation or simply attending.

Prizes will be awarded for a variety of categories, including the waggiest tail, ugliest cute dog, best trick and best costume. The Town Center is at Lies Road and Gary Avenue.

The AVMF Veterinary Care Charitable Fund offers low or no-cost veterinary services to pet owners struggling with personal hardships, according to a news release. The fund also helps support animals who are injured or rescued from neglect or abuse. The program provides charitable care to disabled veterans requiring a service dog, low-income senior citizens, survivors of domestic violence and good Samaritans who rescue pets and domesticated animals.

Each year, Carol Stream Animal Hospital makes a commitment to donate both money and time to animal health-related charities in the community, Contreras said.

“We hope everyone will come out … for the … show,” Contreras stated in the release. “We think it will be our best charitable event yet.”

The Carol Stream Animal Hospital is at 140 W. Elk Trail. For more information, call 630-462-7888.

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