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May 7, 2013 > Where Friendships Begin

Where Friendships Begin

By Simon Wong

Visit the Hayward Animal Shelter on May 18, 2013 for the dedication of a new mural, Where Friendships Begin, which celebrates the bond between people and pets. The event lasts from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mayor Michael Sweeney will open the ceremony at 1:30 p.m. followed by supporting remarks from Hayward Police Chief Diane Urban.

Meet the artists who created the mural. Chat with animal rescue groups and veterinarians who partner with the Shelter to save lives. Watch the Hayward Police Department's K9s demonstrate their skills. Learn about the important work of search and rescue dogs. Tour the shelter and meet the furry, feathered and, sometimes, scaled residents, i.e. cats, dogs, rabbits, birds and turtles and reptiles. Different organizations will have information booths advising on pet care issues.

Enjoy refreshments, music, doggie and children's games, including face painting. Enter the raffle with a chance to win fabulous prizes, such as a Massimo's Restaurant gift certificate, tickets to the Discovery Museum in San Jose, an electric drill, etc.

Pet adoptions are available during the Shelter's regular opening hours, Tuesday - Saturday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. For more information, call (510) 293-7200 or visit

Mural Dedication
Saturday, May 18
1-5 p.m.
Hayward Animal Shelter
16 Barnes Court, Hayward
(510) 293-7200

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