IndyBar News

February 20, 2014

NEW DATE: Humane Society, IndyBar Partner to Present “Pet Academy Awards”

Note: This event was originally scheduled for March 2. It was rescheduled due to inclement weather to March 16.

Take a stroll down the red carpet for the “Pet Academy Awards” on Sunday, March 16. This event, presented through a partnership between the Humane Society for Hamilton County (HSHC) and the Indianapolis Bar Association (IndyBar) Bar Leader Series, will showcase animal actors and actresses looking for their “fur-ever” homes in an effort to garner support for pet adoption and wellbeing.

The open house-style awards gala will be hosted at The Great Frame Frame Up at 21 1st Street SW in Carmel from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, where the public will meet the adoptable animal stars from blockbuster films like “The Fast & Furr-ious 6,” and “The Dog of Wall Street.” This family-friendly program is designed to educate current and future pet owners on the health benefits of pet ownership, resources available to pet owners, including veterinary services available from the Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic, and other programs and services provided by HSHC and their partners within the community including Dog Dayz Playhouse and Retreat.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase custom frames featuring the adoptable pets’ movie poster or a personal photo of a favorite pet. The Pet Academy Awards will include snacks and beverages provided by Greek’s Pizzeria and Just Pop In! and is open to the public. While admission is free, adults are asked to make a tax-deductible donation of $10 to the Humane Society for Hamilton County for the care of the animals or bring items from the HSHC’s wish list, which can be found at http://www.hamiltonhumane.com/how-to-help/wish-list-items.

About the Indianapolis Bar Association and the Bar Leader Series
The Indianapolis Bar Association is a voluntary membership organization comprised of 4,928 attorneys, judges, paralegals and law students. Founded in 1878, the association's mission is to serve its members, promote justice and enhance the legal profession. The IndyBar Bar Leader Series is a comprehensive leadership development program offered yearly to Indianapolis-area attorneys in their third to tenth year of practice. The program includes monthly sessions on a broad range of topics presented by local legal, political and business leaders as well as the development and execution of a community service team project.

About the Humane Society for Hamilton County
The Humane Society for Hamilton County (HSHC) is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization whose budget is primarily funded by private donors. Learn more at HSHC online at www.hamiltonhumane.com.