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EUGENE, Ore. -- Greenhill Humane Society joins the Oregon Asian Celebration's "Bark to the Future" in honor of the Year of the Dog.
In Asian folklore, The dog is considered to be a lucky animal due to its loyalty to humans. To honor man's best friend, festival organizers are asking festival goers to bring a donation of dog food, treats, or toys for shelter dogs at Greenhill. In exchange for a donation, attendees will receive a raffle ticket. The winning ticket holder will receive a gift basket full of items from Asian Celebration marketplace and Greenhill Humane Society. Click here, for a list of suggested donations.
"It's really a fantastic opportunity to reach out to a different part of the community really support them in celebrating the companionship that dogs bring and to help educate the public, too, about the needs of local shelter dogs," said Sasha Elliot, Greenhill Humane Society's Community Engagement Manager.
By partnering with Greenhill Humane Society, the Asian Celebration hopes to encourage education about responsible pet ownership and compassion for local shelter animals.
The 33rd Annual Oregon Asian Celebration is Feb. 17 through 18 at the Lane Events Center. The event is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets at the door are $6 for 1-day or $10 for 2-days. The event is free for ages 12 and under.