The first Shakeoff of 2016 begins at ten o’clock this morning.
The semi-annual event, formerly known as the Shake for Charity, is “all about Animals helping Animals,” says organizing committee head Andras Yak.
“Our goal [in collecting hair] is to help those who cannot grow an adequate coat, for whatever reason. They need to be protected from the harsh elements of the seasons.”
New this year is the participation of a number of groups from species who don’t have hair or fur.
“We’re very proud that our Arthropods and our friends in the Fish community will be in attendance to assist us. They’ll be collecting hair, and serving refreshments,” Yak says.
Making a return appearance will be the on-site groomers, including KwikLiks, who will be 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, Clowder, The Cackling Goose and The Draft,” says Yak.
The Shakeoff runs today from 10:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. at locations across The Park.