Wagfest set for Sept. 7

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BROOKFIELD — Furry friends and humans alike will have the chance to enjoy the 12th annual Wagfest to raise money for the Elmbrook Humane Society at Mitchell Park, 19900 River Road.

According to a press release, the event gives the opportunity for animals and their people to come together and celebrate the bond they share.

People without a lovable companion are also welcome.

The festivities include food, music, shopping, several raffles and activities for dogs to enjoy.

Lure courses, agility demonstration, a practice arena, Zoomie Zone, Pawcasso Studio and a photo booth will be available as activities for the dogs.

In addition, the popular Puptini Bar is back featuring Puptinis and Doggychinos, the press release states.

Executive Director of the Elmbrook Humane Society Heather Gehrke said there is something for everyone at Wagfest.

“With the event having free admission, there is no reason not to mark your calendar to spend all or part of the day with us,” Gehrke said.

Wagfest expects at least 5,000 people and dogs will attend the festival this year and hopes to exceed the previous record of 7,000, Gehrke said.

“We look forward to celebrating our 12th Wagfest with you,” she said.

Elmbrook Humane Society is also seeking its king and queen of Wagfest for 2020. To enter visit their website ebhs.org/wagfest.

The press release states since Elmbrook Humane Society is a force free organization, prong, choke and shock collars are not allowed at Wagfest. Flexi-leashes are also not welcome and those attending with one will be able to exchange theirs for an allowed leash to utilize for the event.

Wagfest will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept.

7 at Mitchell Park, 19900 River Road, near the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. For more information visit ebhs.org/wagfest.

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