PORTLAND, Maine — Putney Inc., a pet pharmaceutical company, has organized a group of local veterinarians to provide free wellness checkups for dogs participating in the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland’s annual fundraiser Paws in the Park, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, in Payson Park. As one of the many vendor booths at the event, the free wellness checkup booth will emphasize the importance of regular veterinary visits.
Local veterinarians who are donating their time to provide the free examinations are:
• Dr. Doug Andrews of Falmouth Veterinary Hospital in Falmouth.
• Dr. Alden Chadbourne of Brackett Street Veterinary Hospital in Portland.
• Dr. Sara Leven of Casco Bay Veterinary Hospital in Portland.
• Dr. Nellie Savage of Brackett Street Veterinary Hospital in Portland.
This is the first time that free pet wellness checkups will be part of the Paws in the Park event, now in its 15th year.
The fundraiser also will include Cool Canine contests with celebrity judges, police dog and agility training demos, raffles, vendors, food and music by the Kosmik Zombies.
For more information, go to www.arlgp.org.