Local animal shelter holding Petoberfest fundraiser

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MARIANNA, Fla. (WMBB)–One local animal shelter is gearing up for their first fundraiser–hoping to rebuild after Hurricane Michael left their facility in shambles.

Partners for Pets, located in Marianna, will be holding a fundraiser this Friday, October 4th, to help offset the costs of building a new shelter.​

Admission to the fundraiser is free. Visitors can expect live entertainment, costume contests, craft booths, food trucks and more.​

There will also be a pet-owner look-alike contest, face painting, and a bounce house.

Partners for Pets, a no kill shelter, hopes to build a new facility equipped with a vaccination clinic, a spay and neuter clinic, and more space to house even more animals in need.

The shelter relies almost exclusively on donations and the help of volunteers.​

“We hope a lot of people will come out and join us and help us to build the facility we want to a build. We want to build a whole new shelter so we can house abandoned, lost, abused, and neglected pets. And we’re gonna get that goal, we’re gonna reach that goal. It’ll take us probably a year or so but we’re really excited about it,” said Vicki Fuqua, Partners for Pets President.

The fundraiser will be held Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Madison Street Park in Marianna. All proceeds will go towards building a new shelter.​

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