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WCSX-FM Hosts "Pet-A-Palooza"

Topic: Animal Protection

Hundreds of animals looking for a good home were brought to "Adoption Alley" for the sixth annual "Pet-A-Palooza," sponsored by WCSX-FM in Detroit , Mich. The pet festival involves two adoption days with animals from 33 humane societies. In 2007, the effort led to the adoption of 428 cats, dogs, rabbits and ferrets. "Iím so happy to be part of such an important event," WCSX mid-day personality Karen Savelly said. "Not only do pets and their owners have a fun-filled day, hundreds of deserving animals find wonderful homes." Some of the extras included an "Ultimate Air Dogs" distance-jumping competition, with proceeds donated to a local nonprofit animal rights organization, Guardians for Animals; the presence of a "Dog Wizard," who answered canine questions and offered training advice; and a performance by the Rock-N-Roll K-9s, in which 35 dogs demonstrated speed and agility skills to rock-n-roll music. Later in the year, WCSX hosted a second Pet-A-Palooza at a different location.

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