Furry Friends Sunday Funday

Shelby Kibodeaux, left, and Bruce Padilla are the co-chairs of Furry Friends Sunday Funday, which will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at The Common on Pinemont, 1102 Pinemont Dr. (Contributed photo)

Pet lovers and supporters in the area will have a chance to bring their families and four-legged friends to an outdoor community event this weekend benefitting a local animal assistance group.

"Furry Friends Sunday Funday" will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at The Common at Pinemont retail center, 1102 Pinemont Dr. The fundraising event benefits the Northwest Assistance Ministries aniMeals on Wheels program, according to a news release.

Seniors receiving Meals on Wheels sometimes struggle to feed their companion animals, the news release said, so the aniMeals on Wheels program was started to make sure their pets also receive their own necessary nutrition.

“An added bonus is that, in getting pet food to them, their sweet companions are also getting food that is better for their tummies and overall health,” the release said.

The recently unveiled Sugar & Cloth Color Wall will serve as the backdrop for the event, which is being co-chaired by Houston pet advocates Bruce Padilla and Shelby Kibodeaux, and sponsored by BMW West Houston, Oak Forest Veterinary Hospital and Gulf Coast Commercial Group, Inc.

There will be a DJ playing music, a specialty popup market and a showcase of new BMW automobiles during the event, according to the news release, as well as an assortment of food trucks such as Pit King BBQ, Happy Sno Lucky shaved ice and Mickey’s Cuisine. Also open will be specialty market vendors with items such as bracelets, handmade bags, plants, jewelry and more.

Pets are welcome and admission is free, although guests who make a $25 donation will receive three tickets that can be used to buy adult beverages or enter a raffle contest for items such as dog gift baskets, leather goods and fragrances, restaurant gift cards and martini and Bloody Mary gift baskets.

Additional drink and raffle tickets will be available for purchase.

For more information about Northwest Assistance Ministries and its mission, visit the organization’s website at namonline.org/.

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