Dog Day Afternoon Sept. 15 supports animal rescue

Young boy with puppy

Press release from The Mix 96.5:

If every dog has its day, that day is coming Saturday, September 15. Mix 96.5’s Dog Day Afternoon, presented by Prestige Subaru, takes place from noon to 4 pm. It’s the one day a year the Salvage Station, a scenic spot along the French Broad River, is open to pets.

It’s a great day to celebrate life with pets in the mountains, while rescuing dogs in need of forever homes,” says Tammy Jones, Mix 96.5 morning co-host. “Play with your dog along the river, and enjoy local food and drinks for the two- and four-legged.”

The Canines In The Clouds will perform their amazing high-flying tricks. These canine stars are former shelter dogs that have been rescued. You can also let your dog take a run through the lure course the acrobatic hounds are bringing to the Salvage Station.

A-B Tech’s Vet Tech program is presenting the ‘Canine University’, with on-stage demonstrations and experts in training and specialized care for pets, including acupuncture.” Mix 96.5’s Dog Day Afternoon also features a shopping showcase of pet products and services.

Tickets are available at the gate for $8, with kids and dogs in the gate free. Come support animal adoption, and meet dogs in search of forever homes from Asheville Humane Society, Mountain Pet Rescue, and Boxer Butts and Other Mutts.

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