Updated: Celebrity pet event delayed due to weather

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Sinatra, star of “the Great Catsby.” (Submitted photo)

Sinatra, star of “the Great Catsby.” (Submitted photo)

Update: Due to inclement weather, this event will now be held from 11-2 p.m. March 16 at the Great Frame Up, 21 1st St. SW in Carmel.

By Amanda Foust

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be best friends with movie star Leonardo DiCaprio?

The Humane Society for Hamilton County is hoping you’d be willing to try the next best thing.

That’s because Mr. Caeser, star of the “The Woof of Wall Street,” and Sinatra from the “Great Catsby” are in need of some new best friends.

They and other furry starlets will be on hand when the Indianapolis Bar Association presents the Pet Academy Awards from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 2.

Six animal actors in all will walk the red carpet at the Great Frame Up, 21 1st St. SW in Carmel, as they look for new homes in an effort to garner support for pet adoption and overall pet well-being.

“We encourage the public to attend the event to learn more about the Humane Society of Hamilton County and their partners within the community while enjoying a fun afternoon with our adoptable animal stars,” said organizer Shawn Scott of Hall Koehler.

One of the day’s stars will be Caeser, a one-and-a-half-year-old retriever and labrador mix.

“He is one smart cookie. He knows the commands sit, shake, down, rollover and how to walk on a leash. He takes treats gently and he does not guard food or toys. He is also housebroken and crate trained,” the Human Society for Hamilton County said in a statement, “He just needs a little guidance and will be the perfect dog for an active family.”

Scott said, “This is an open house style event where adoptable pets will be available to interact with the guests while they browse educational booths including a dog trainer and dog training information from Dog Dayz, a staff member from the Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic and representatives from the Humane Society for Hamilton County.”

Every year the Indianapolis Bar Association has a Bar Leader Series program that encourages participants to develop a community service project. The Academy Awards are right around the corner, so this year’s team developed the Pet Academy Awards to reflect their love for pets.


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