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Pet Parade and Vaccination Event


The annual pet parade at Wentworth Park, 57th and Narragansett, is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Saturday, June 1.

There will be plenty to do and enjoy, according to event Chairperson Kristin Cacciottolo-Jeziorny. If you are attending, you are encouraged to dress up your dog (or other pet) in a fun, whimsical costume. Sometimes, pet owners themselves also come in costume. There will be prizes for the best pet costumes..

Another popular aspect of this event is the offer of reduced-price vaccination and chipping services from staff at Chicago Animal Care and Control. Be sure to arrive before 10 a.m. In the past, folks have started lining up early, as services are only provided to the first 100 dogs (or cats) belonging to city residents.

This fun event is sponsored by the Midway Chamber of Commerce, showing once again how local business owners and managers care about the community.

There will also be music provided by a disc jockey, a reptile show, face painting, food trucks, vendors at various booths, baskets to be raffled off, swag bags and more. If you attend and see a news photographer taking photos, smile and get your pet to smile! Except if it’s a cat. Cats don’t smile.

Finally, if you are a local business (large or small) and you want to make a donation of a raffle prize or anything that could be distributed in a goody bag, please reach out to the Midway Chamber of Commerce, at midwaychamber.org.

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