Animal clinic in Commerce Township offers family fun at open house

Commerce Township pet costume contest open to families

Published On: Oct 01 2012 03:49:52 PM EDT

On Saturday, Oct. 6 families and their furry friends are invited to join Animal Neurology, Rehab & ER Center in celebrating 10 years of helping, healing and caring.

Open house party guests will enjoy:

· Full tours of the start-of-the-art facility

· Petting zoo from Colton Hill Farms

· Pet costume contest judged by Girl Scout Brownie Troop 70707 and Junior Troop 75142

· Multiple demonstrations including:

o “Teach Your Dog a Trick” by Kris Littleson of Practical Magic Dog Training

o K-9 Flyball/Agility also presented by Kris Littleson and her flyball team, Mighty Mutts, from the North American Flyball Association

o Pet Safety with facility ER doctors and Oakland County K-9 unit police dogs

· Giveaways

· Charity dog wash

· Silent auction

· Complimentary food and beverages from Hippo’s Hot Dogs of Troy and Detroit Popcorn Company and dog treats from Three Dog Bakery.

In addition, as part of its 10th anniversary, ANC will introduce the Chance Fund. This program will benefit all animals that come to the ER center, but whose owners simply can’t afford the critical care needed. The Chance Fund was inspired by a Labrador named Chance who came to ANC after being hit by a car. The ANC ER vets worked with a local rescue organization and were able to treat him overnight, giving him a second chance at life. Donations to the Chance Fund will be accepted at the event.

“Since 2002, we have worked closely with families and their veterinarians to provide the best care possible,” said Dr. Michael Wolf, board-certified veterinary neurologist and founder of ANC. “Our 10th anniversary open house offers the community a day of fun and learning at our center. This community has supported our business for 10 years, now we’re introducing the Chance Fund to give back to those who need assistance with pet care.”

The open house runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the ANC facility located at 1120 Welch Road in Commerce.

Schedule of open house demos:

11:30 a.m. Learn to teach your dog a trick with professional dog trainer Kris Littleson of Practical Magic Dog Training.

1 p.m. K-9 Flyball and agility demo. Presented by Kris Littleson and her Flyball team, “Mighty Mutts”, from the North American Flyball Association.

2 p.m. Pet safety talk about how to spot common pet emergencies and preparing for a pet emergency. Presented by the ANC ER doctors of the Animal ER Center.

3 p.m. Police dog demo.

3:30 p.m. Pet costume contest

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Petting zoo presented by Darcy Monier of Colton Hill Farm Lapeer, Mich.

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Chance Fund charity dog wash

For more information about the event and ANC, please visit the Facebook page, or call (248) 960-7200.