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Parkmall Brings Back Pet Festival to Bring Cebu’s Pet Lover Community Together

Parkmall, Cebu’s premier pet-friendly mall, is hosting the most diverse gathering of pets and keepers in the industry by hosting its most anticipated event, Pet Festival Philippines 2022, a one-day event. week beginning Monday, May 16 and ending Sunday, May 22.

Parkmall’s Pet Festival is an annual event that began in 2009. Since then, it won the Silver Award for Marketing Excellence in the Cause-Related Marketing category of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Asia-Pacific Shopping Center Awards in 2017. .

Unfortunately, the festival has had to be postponed for the past two years due to closures and restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Over the past two years, there has been an increase in the number of young pet lovers, and this week-long pet festival aims to attract these pet lovers and welcome them into the pet lovers community. animals.

The festival also aims to promote responsible pet ownership and provide information on how to bring pets into the new normal. As quarantine restrictions are eased and the world adjusts to post-pandemic life, it’s important to rekindle a sense of community among pet owners – something that has had to take a back seat. during the Covid-19 closures.

A groundbreaking ceremony will officially kick off the Pet Festival on May 16 at 10 a.m. Throughout the week, animal lovers are invited to visit exhibits from pet dealers, local pet stores and pet clubs, all coming together for a one-stop exhibit that everyone will enjoy. .

Familiar and exciting pet activities make a comeback during the festival. Some of these include: the Parade of Pets, an All-Breed Fun Match, the American Bully Show, the Great Hamster Race, a Bird Show and an Aquascaping Contest, perfect for owners looking to modify their aquariums.

The last two days of the festival are filled with events that no animal lover should miss. One such event is the May 21 Adoption Campaign, which will be led by the Island Rescue Organization (IRO).

IRO is a non-profit organization that rescues animals and cares for them until they can find their forever home. Pet lovers who have already adopted a pet through the IRO are invited to attend the Fur Parent Meeting on May 22.

And of course, the all-time favorite, the “Pawshionista”, also returns, and it invites pets and pet owners to strut the runway and give it their all. This year’s theme for the Pawshionista is “Pet Gala: Pawshionistas of the New World”, which is inspired by the famous New York-based charity event, the MET Gala.

The Pawshionista is scheduled for the last day of the festival, May 22 at 5:00 p.m. Other activities include signing up for a seven-week obedience training workshop at Pawsitive Academy on May 21. workshop and forum focusing on emergency first aid for your pet and ambulatory medical care, and a pet blessing event.

For full details of Pet Festival 2022 events and times, visit Parkmall’s Facebook page. SPONSORED CONTENT.