CORVALLIS - The 11th annual Pet Day and Open House will be held Saturday, May 2, at Oregon State University, offering area residents virtually every pet activity possible - from dogs herding sheep to people petting snakes, milking goats and show ju mping with horses.
The annual, family-oriented event is sponsored by the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine and usually attracts 4,000 or more visitors.
It will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, at Magruder Hall on the OSU campus, 30th and Washington Street. Families are encouraged to bring their pets, on a leash. There is no admission fee, but some events and activities have small partici pation fees.
Pet Day is designed to familiarize Oregon residents with the research, teaching and statewide service programs offered by the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine, provide animal education and family entertainment, and expose students to the potential fo r careers in veterinary medicine.
Events will kick off with a 5K Fun Run or Walk at 9 a.m., open to anyone with or without pets. It costs $5 and entrants will receive a T-shirt. As with most pet day events, prizes will be awarded.
Other events include:
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Katie Samuelson, 541-737-2141