Smithfield goes mutts for Pets in the City

by Rachel Darcy

The fifth annual Pets in the City will take place in Smithfield this weekend.

Bring your pawfect pets along to the event in Smithfield Square this Sunday, where a whole range of activities are promised.

The event, organised by Dublin City Council with support from the DSPCA, King of Paws and 98fm, is free to enter, and promises animal lovers a great day out.

98FM’s Dara Quilty and DSPCA’s Natasha Eames launch Pets In The City.

A range of stalls will offer deals on pet accessories, grooming products, toys and more for your beloved pet.

Visitors are also invited to bring their four-legged friends to take part in dog agility workshops and the Scruffs dog show.

As well as embracing dogs and cats, there will also be an exotic animal area, reptile corner and animal farm on site, allowing guests to interact with and learn about a variety of exciting, different animals.

The DSPCA will also be available to provide pet health advice and micro-chipping.

Speaking at the launch of this year’s Pets in the City, Lord Mayor Micheal Mac Donncha said: “This event is the perfect opportunity for the entire family and their pets to enjoy a day out in the centre of Dublin city.

“Apart from learning to better care for your own family pet, there will be lots to discover, from reptiles to Irish Wolfhounds.”

Brian Gillen, CEO of the DSPCA, said: “We’re delighted that Pets in the City is in its fifth year.

“The event is a brilliant day out for all ages, offering the perfect opportunity to interact and learn about animals.

“For pet owners, it’s a great chance to get pets micro-chipped and get advice on how to look after their loved pets.”

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