Alton Canine Carnival set Sept. 24 – Alton Telegraph

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ALTON – A Canine Carnival is planned at the Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market on Saturday, Sept 24 from 8 a. m. to noon.

The event will include a pet parade at 10 a. m. and a costume contest at 10: 30 a. m. The winner of the costume contest will receive a $20 gift certificate to Petco. Rescue agencies also will be holding an adopt-a-thon during the event.

There will be face painting, balloon animals and activities for pets and families. Vendors will be selling pet-related products, such as handmade dog treats, toys, bandanas, clothing, collars, bow ties and pet portraits. Information will be available for services, such as pet grooming.

In partnership with the Madison County Humane Society and Madison County Triad, the event also will include a drive-through vaccine and microchip clinic with free vaccines while supplies last. Rabies, Canine DAPPv and Feline HCP vaccinations will be free, Bordatellla will cost $10. Microchips will cost $20.

The particular Madison County registration fee for rabies is $15 for spayed/neutered pets or $35 for non spayed/neutered pets. The event is cash or check only, walk-ins only.

Information also will be available on the three-acre Alton Dog Park at Russell Commons Park. Annual fees are $25 for Alton residents or $35 for non-residents.

Water and shade sources plus plenty of grass also will be accessible to keep pets comfortable. The event is open to leashed pets that are well-behaved in crowds.

The market is in the parking lot at the corner of Landmarks Boulevard and Henry Street and runs every Saturday through Oct. 15.

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