PawsAbilities, Polk County Humane Society and Valor Service Dogs join Petfood Forum 2024

PawsAbilities, Polk County Humane Society and Valor Service Dogs are set to make a big impact at Petfood Forum 2024. These three non-profit organizations will be joining the annual event, providing attendees and exhibitors with the opportunity to learn more about their important work and give back to the pet community.

Petfood Forum participants can interact with these organizations in various ways throughout the show on April 30-May 1.

PawsAbilities and the young adults who work for them will be set up near registration in Lobby 2300. Attendees can support their mission by purchasing their hand-crafted dog cookies while learning how they provide important skills training for people with disabilities in Kansas City.

The Polk County Humane Society will be joined by students in the companion animal science program at Missouri State University. Missouri State students in companion animal courses will be working with four puppies from the shelter before Petfood Forum to make them more adoptable. The students and the puppies will be on-site in the Dog House, a designated area in the exhibit hall where attendees can interact with the puppies, learn about their mission and discover how they can get involved.

Back for the fourth year, Valor Service Dogs will also be joining Polk County Humane Society in the Dog House. Attendees can meet the service dogs, learn about the heroes they serve and get involved.

This program is sponsored by ADM/PetDine

The visiting charities will make a special appearance in ADM Booth #1700. Valor Services Dogs are scheduled in the ADM booth on Tuesday, April 30 at 2:25-3 pm and Polk County Humane Society and Missouri State University will be there Wednesday, May 1 from 9:30-10 am. Stop by to say thanks and show your support.

About PawsAbilities

PawsAbilities provides skills training and job placement for people with disabilities in Kansas City. The young adults involved in the PawsAbilities program handcraft all-natural dog treats, sew bandanas and upcycle t-shirts into pull toys. Students also work in retail and mobile stores learning customer service skills for future jobs.

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About Polk County Humane Society

Polk County Humane Society is a nonprofit, animal shelter located in Bolivar, Missouri. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, they rely solely on donations for funding and supplies. It is through this support that Polk County Humane Society was able to adopt over 900 animals last year.

Polk County Humane Society (PCHS) is not affiliated with any other organization and all money raised stays directly in Polk County and surrounding areas to provide food, medical care and shelter for homeless dogs and cats.

Polk County Humane Society works to reduce the overpopulation, loss, abandonment and surrender of pets by promoting the spay and neuter of all pets, and educating the community on responsible and successful pet ownership.

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About Valor Service Dogs

Valor Service Dogs is a non-profit organization that helps wounded post-9/11 veterans and first responders regain their independence, return to civilian life and maintain successful partnerships through the training and placing of mobility assistance and PTSD service dogs. Valor Service Dogs attends events like Petfood Forum to bring awareness and education to the general public on service dogs, their training and the laws that allow service dogs to be active members of society.

Back at Petfood Forum 2024 for the fourth year, Valor Service Dogs will be showcasing their training programs, success stories and ways to support their mission.

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