ECHUCA Animal Rescue Service’s blessing of the pets event on Sunday will include a special guest.
Founder of Oscar’s Law Debra Tranter will be speaking to pet owners and updating the community on the progress Oscar’s Law has made this year.
‘‘It is a really exciting time for us,’’ Debra said.
‘‘We have been working with the government on legislation to ban the sale of puppies from pet shops and puppy factories,’’ she said.
‘‘This will be finalised by the end of the year.
‘‘Which is really good news and something we want to share with everyone, especially with rescue organisations like Echuca Animal Rescue Service.’’
Oscar’s Law is a not-for-profit volunteer organisation, dedicated to abolishing puppy factories in Australia.
‘‘I have followed EARS since it began after Rhonda came along to an Oscar’s Law advocacy program and started the service afterwards,’’ Debra said.
‘‘Oscar will also be coming along on Sunday.
‘‘I think any sort of event that is positive for pets and their owners is worth while and something all pet owners should engage in.’’
EARS president Joan Pettigrew said Father John ‘Tink’ Tinkler would be available to bless any pet on Sunday.
The day is free and will celebrate world animal day.
People are asked to arrive at 1.30pm at Echuca’s Aquatic Reserve with blessings to start at 2.30pm.
‘‘Come along for an enjoyable afternoon with your pets,’’ Joan said.
‘‘All pets must be restrained or contained and you must come equipped and prepared to pick up after your pets.’’