The ninth annual Gulfport's Get Rescued, the animal rescue festival and fundraiser, is Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
GULFPORT – The ninth annual Gulfport's Get Rescued, the animal rescue festival and fundraiser, is Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This popular event has evolved from one block and a handful of animal rescue groups in its first year to a popular and festive event representing as many as 60 animal rescue groups from throughout the region.
Gulfport's Get Rescued is one of the largest animal rescue events in the state, with all profits to benefit participating nonprofit rescue groups.
Animal rescue organizations, many appearing with adoptable pets, take over Beach Boulevard to raise money and awareness for their causes. Additionally, animal-related vendors, artists and crafters offer their wares to festivalgoers.
Pet Related activities will include a pet parade with domestic and adoptable pets, pet care education, pet services, a pet food and supplies drive, animal rescue groups, free samples, training demos, canine massage, food, music and games.
Each year, thousands of attendees, many accompanied by their own canine companions, make their way to Gulfport to participate in what has become a beloved tradition. Well-behaved pets and their leashed people are welcome! The daytime event is free for the public to attend, with plenty of free parking in and around the area.