The Shakeoff (formerly known as the “Shake for Charity”) is in full swing in The Park today.
The semi-annual charity event “is all about Animals helping Animals” in the lead-up to Winter, says organizing committee head Andras Yak.
“Our goal is to enable those who cannot grow an adequate coat—for whatever reason—to be protected from the harsh elements of the seasons.”
Last September, the event yielded one tonne (yes, you read that correctly!) of hair, all of which came in handy during the unusually cold Winter.
“Our senior residents, in particular, were very grateful for the yield,” Yak says. “And we’re hoping to surpass that this year.”
Also making a return appearance are the on-site groomers who are offering free, new hairstyles to participants. And, of course, there will be lots and lots of refreshments courtesy of Florette’s Fine Edibles, The Nut Bar, Ants in Your Pantry, and, The Compost Heap, Clowder, and The Nut Bar.
So, remember: “If you have a coat, share it with those who don’t.”
The Shakeoff runs today from 10:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. at locations across The Park