HOPE for Animals, the Thibodaux group that advocates for the humane treatment of animals, will hold its 13th annual Dog Day Afternoon & Pet Photos with Santa on Sunday at Peltier Park in Thibodaux from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dog Day Afternoon, HOPE for Animals’ largest fundraising event, features a nonprofessional, all-breed dog show with 11 categories including Most Obedient, Best Halloween Costume, Cutest Puppy and Best of Show.
Participating dogs need to be leashed and have proof of up-to-date vaccinations. Persons showing the dogs must be older than 12 years of age or accompanied by an adult. Vicious or sick dogs and dogs in heat cannot participate.
Registration for the dog show begins at 10 a.m. and closes at 12:30 p.m. Father Dean Danos of St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Thibodaux will perform a Blessing of the Animals at 12:30 p.m.
Photos with Santa will be taken inside the Recreation Center by Cindy Morris Photography from noon to 3 p.m. A raffle at the event will have 39 prizes ranging from cash to gift certificates.
For more information, contact Ruth Chiasson at (985) 447-9454 or Billy Pitre at (985) 633-4690 or go to the group’s Web site www.hopeforanimals.com.