Thought I'd share this fun event that is raising money for dog rescues :)
It was started all because of a Shar pei!
ABOUT THE POLO PEANUT CUP
Little Peanut, the tiny Chinese Shar-pei came to Canada to Merlin’s Hope Chow Pei Rescue, all the way from Los Angeles, California. Peanut was used by someone as a breeding female for many years. The moment she was not longer of any use to her previous owners, she literally tossed into the garbage for dead.
Someone found her abandoned in the trash and turned her into a local shelter in Los Angeles. Little Peanut was so sick, she was deemed un-adoptable by the shelter and immediately put on death row. Rescued by Merlin’s Hope Chow Pei Rescue, just under the wire, Little Peanut became an icon of canine rescue and a true triumph of spirit. She had deformed legs from having stood on chicken wire all her life, Little Peanut had to have her eye removed, and parts of her jaw, but she was a true survivor, a spirited spitfire, with oodles of grace and character and everyone who met her fell in love with her.
The Peanut Cup Is About ALL Rescues
Peanut’s life story depicts the glory and plight of ALL puppy mill rescue dogs everywhere. This polo tournament is in aid of the MANY canine rescues to raise funds so that they can continue to do their work in the canine rescue community. So many of our beloved pets end up in Rescues for any myraid of reasons.
This is also a grand opportunity to educate the general public about the origins and plights of rescue dogs, and to demonstrate how easily and wonderfully these animals can be rehabilitated to move on to new lives in new homes with new and caring families.
Little Peanut passed away on October 1st, 2008, but she leaves behind her legacy and hopes that all rescues may find comfort and care in the arms of the dedicated Canine Rescuer.
Here are some details of the event:
Sunday, August 30th, 2009
Augusta Polo Club
Gates Open at: 12:00 Noon
Game: 1:00 pm - Rain or Shine
- Half Time Dressage Demo- Prince Philip Games - Canadian Pony Club- Parade of Rescues- Divot Stomping to Live Music- Door Prizes
Format: Picnic - bring your own lunch picnic, garden chairs and enjoy the game of polo.
Afterwards, visit nearby scenic Merrickville, ( 20 mins) or Brockville ( 20 mins).Only 1 hour from Ottawa, the Nation’s Capital.
General admission Car Entry Fee: $10.00 per car - $15.00 at the door so be sure to PRE PURCHASE your car pass. Walkins are $2.00/ per person.
Free seating in the bleachers or bring your own garden chairs.CLICK HERE TO ORDER TICKETS ONLINE(This fee goes directly to support Canine Rescue)Please show your support to animal rescues.
It looks like it will be tons of fun, and some nice items for raffle! I bought some raffle tickets for the quilt.
Check out the site, and if you're in that area plan a day out! :)