Ohio Pug Rescue (www.ohiopugrescue.com) proudly announces the Seventh Annual Santa In September Fundraiser and Rescue Networking event! This year’s Santa in September will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2009, at the Whitehall Community Park at 402 N. Hamilton Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43213 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Rain or shine! Admission is a $1.00 donation per person over 12; children under 12 are free. Admission is free for firefighters, police officers and active members of the armed services. The highlight of the day will, of course, be Santa Claus himself, available from 1:00 to 4:00 pm for pictures with pets. Pictures with Santa are $5.00 each. Hot dogs, cold soft drinks, and home-made baked goodies will be available at the concession stand, and the raffle table will be loaded with treasures. Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00. Buy your raffle tickets then settle in to watch the pugs compete in the agility course, pugtona race, or pug tricks contests. There are games and contests for other pets and for humans too! We also have Sharpening On Site available to put a fine edge on your shears, kitchen cutlery, and gardening tools, so bring them along (clean, please) and you can take them home newly-honed sharp! Rascal Unit will be on hand for discounted wellness checks, microchipping and vaccinations. The Red Cross will present a free Pet CPR course at 2:00 PM. All money made at Santa in September will go to benefit the pugs of Ohio Pug Rescue, and other rescues will be on hand to provide information, bringing other breeds (and species!) of critters to meet and greet the humans. All pets are welcome and should be safely leashed or otherwise contained while they are in the park. This is an alcohol-free, drug-free, family-friendly event.