Dublin’s Smithfield goes mutts for Pets in the City

The fifth annual Pets in the City will take place on Smithfield Square on Sunday, 29th April. Brought to you by Dublin City Council and supported by the DSPCA, King of Paws and 98FM, Pets in the City offers families and their furry friends the purr-fect day out.

A free event in Dublin’s city centre, the day promises animal lovers a wide range of activities and live entertainment. Hosted by the Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) King of Paws Training Team, visitors are invited to bring their four-legged friends to take part in Dog Agility Workshops and the Scruffs Dog Show. A DSPCA adoption parade will also take place, highlighting the wonderful animals available for rescue.

A range of stalls will offer pet lovers great deals on a variety of pet accessories, grooming products, toys and novelty items. The DSPCA will be on hand to provide vital services such as micro-chipping and pet health advice. Pets in the City is more than just cats and dogs, with an exotic animal area, reptile corner and animal farm on site for visitors to interact with and learn about a variety of different animals.

Speaking at the launch of this year’s Pets in the City, Ardmhéara Mícheál MacDonncha said, “This event is the perfect opportunity for the entire family, and their pets, to enjoy a day out in the centre of Dublin City. Apart from learning to better care for your own family pet, there will be lots to discover, from reptiles to Irish Wolfhounds.”

Brian Gillen, CEO of the DSPCA, said of the event, “We’re delighted that Pets in the City is in it’s fifth year. The event is a brilliant day out for all ages, offering the perfect opportunity to interact and learn about animals. For pet owners, it’s a great chance to get pets micro-chipped and get advice on how to look after their loved pets.”

Pets in the City is brought to you by Dublin City Council and is supported by the DSPCA, King of Paws and 98FM.

For more information visit www.petsinthecity.ie

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