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Groomers from around northeast Indiana will compete for prizes and bragging rights at the first-ever Pawject Runway at 6p.m. on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Ceruti’s Banquet and Event Center, 6325 Illinois Road, next to Lucky Harley Davidson. All proceeds will benefit the Allen County SPCA’s Angel Fund, a special account to pay for major medical expenses for shelter pets.

Fifteen groomers will style their clients’ canines for presentation on the runway. “This isn’t just any regular grooming show,” said Jessica Henry, shelter director. “This is creative grooming, which takes dog styling to a whole new level.”

Attendees can expect an entrance on the red carpet, photographers (pup-arazzi) snapping photos and a full runway show featuring several different breeds of dogs.
Adoptable dogs from the Allen County SPCA will also be on hand.

Celebrity judges, including Lisa Leedy who has appeared multiple times on the Animal Planet channel, will score the contestants. Prize packages will include grooming kits, including new scissors and clippers, a complimentary booth at the Northern Indiana Pet Expo and much more.

“We are so excited about this event,” Henry stated. “All of these talented groomers joining together to help homeless dogs and cats is incredibly heart-warming. We can’t wait to see their creations!”

Tickets to Pawject Runway are $40 for general admission, $75 for VIP passes and are available at participating grooming salons, the Allen County SPCA or online at www.acspca.org

The Allen County SPCA, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, has been providing shelter to northeast Indiana’s homeless cats and dogs for over 60 years. Our mission is to promote the prevention of cruelty to animals by providing a safe haven for animals, an effective and comprehensive adoption program, education and outreach programs for the community and deep and broad membership and volunteer programs.

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