MUTT MADNESS, in partnership with the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS), takes place Thursday, October 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Exposition Center during GIE+EXPO, the outdoor living and equipment exposition, the industry’s trade show. TurfMutt and the show also will donate a $10,000 check to KHS to support their good work in animal rehabilitation, rescue and adoption.
“Why are we doing this? Well, parents know kids want a house with a yard because kids want a house with a dog,” says Kiser. “And, who knows your yard best? Your dog. Who empowers the making of that yard? The exhibitors, partners and attendees of GIE+EXPO. It made sense to pull them together.” He notes that the event is also ideal for pet adoption because thousands of GIE+EXPO attendees drive to the event, making it easier for them to bring home a rescued pet.
“We are thrilled to partner with OPEI and TurfMutt to raise awareness about pet adoption,” says Robin Vincent, Kentucky Humane Society’s shelter director. “In shelters across the country, there are wonderful animals waiting for families to love them.”