As the Olympics get underway, we’re all able to see feats of athletic prowess and shocking outcomes from underdogs. In Wisconsin, a bunch of animal shelters will likely be showcasing the athletic prowess and shocking feats of precise canine… and cats.
The “As Good As Gold Animal Olympics” will run throughout the identical stretch because the Tokyo Olympics and be placed on by 4 shelters – Bob’s House for Dogs, Chippewa County Humane Association, Eau Claire County Humane Association, and the Dunn County Humane Society. According to the occasion web page, they’ll be showcasing their animals’ wonderful athletic talents and aggressive spirits.
What will these athletic skills be? The puptathlon? The disc-hiss? The purr-allel bars? Organizers aren’t letting individuals know forward of time, however one factor is for positive: They’re not kitten round.
Bob’s House for Dogs co-founder Travis Quella says, “It’s going to be cute and it’s going to be neat. There’s been a lot of work put in and that’s what it takes to put on a good event.”
While particular skills are underneath wraps for now, organizers say there could possibly be some skateboards and trampolines.
BHFD board member Christena O’Brien says, “We may not have Simone Biles in our mix, but some of the things these animals can do is amazing.”
O’Brien got here up with the occasion concept when she noticed her cat go from the ground to the highest of his cat tree.
Between July 23rd and August eighth, the taking part pets will likely be proven through movies and images. While it will likely be entertaining, the shelters actually hope it’ll assist these lovable animals get out of their rescues and into ceaselessly properties. If nothing else, it might encourage individuals to go to.
Quella says, “It’s always nice when you’re able to bring some of them out. “It’s a good sample of, hey this what some of the dogs would be like if you were to make an appointment and come out.”
People within the space who’ve already adopted a gifted pet are additionally inspired to share their very own movies and footage.
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Throughout all of it, donations will likely be accepted. The proceeds will likely be break up amongst all 4 shelters.
If you’d prefer to benefit from the occasion whereas taking a break from the human Olympics, you possibly can try the occasion web page to search out out extra.
There aren’t any disenchanted second-place finishers right here, both. All the animals will get gold medals.