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May 25, 2009

Upcoming critter benefit


       Pet Parade and Pageant for

The Cat Network To Be Held At

Cauley Square Historic Railroad Village


    Sat. June 13 and Sun. June 14

Cauley Square Historic Railroad Village, 22400 Old

Dixie Highway, Goulds, will host its First Annual ‘Pet Fest’ Pet-Parade & Pet-Pageant on Saturday, June 13th and Sunday, June 14th, 10 am-5 pm each day.

Pageant categories include ‘Most Beautiful’, ‘Most Fashionable’, ‘Most Talented,’ for dogs and cats.  Cats will be judged in their carriers/cages

in a special exhibition area. 

Cat Network’s unique ‘Meow Mobile’ will be there with cats for adoption. The group, now in its 14th year, has placed over 6,500 cats in adoptive homes and has arranged for an estimated 50,000 spay/neuters.

“We are so excited about hosting this first annual Pet Fest

at Cauley Square,” said Frances Varela, owner and operator

of the historic, 10-acre village with cottage shops, the famous

Tea Room and Village Chalet restaurants, plus lush tropical

gardens open daily, 11 am- 6 pm. Shops are closed on Mondays. 


 “One of the icons of our historic Village built in 1903 are our animals and birds much like the Hemingway House in Key West,” continued Varela. “People come from all over the world to have their photos

taken with our raccoons, kitty’s and birds.”

Pre-Registration forms for “Pet Fest’ can be found at Island

Colors, off the central patio. Participants must provide proof of current vaccination.  Additional information is available at Tropical Pet Spaw,

305.244.1071, at the west end of the main street.

A $10 donation to The Cat Network is requested per pet, per day for registration.  All pets must be on leashes, in carriers or in cages.

For Pet Fest registration and information: Cauley Square, 305.258.3543

or Island Colors –305.258.2565 (Eng. & Span.)

Breakfast, lunch and early dinners will be available on the

outdoor patios (for pets with their people) at The Famous Tea Room, The Village Chalet and The Gazebo restaurants in the heart of Cauley Square Village.




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i find this highly hypocritical and hilarious of both cat network and francis. This has the same smell of Paula Wallace at SCAD. Cauley Square hosting something animal freindly?! hilarious

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