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July / August OKC Pets Magazine

posted July 9th, 2015 by
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Publisher – Marilyn King

Creative Director – Debra Fite

Advertising Sales – Marilyn King, Steve Kirkpatrick, Nancy Harrison, Cheryl Steckler, Nicole Castillo

Web Manager – Steve Kirkpatrick

Editor – Anna Holton-Dean

Contributing Writers – Marilyn King, Anna Holton-Dean, Emily Cefalo, Pat Becker, Nancy Gallimore, Brianna Broersma, Nicole Castillo, Kaycee Chance, Blaize Dicus, Allan Hendrickson

PO Box 14128 Tulsa, OK 74159-1128

Hudiburg Subaru’s “Fill the Forester” Challenge at OKC Pet Expo

posted August 7th, 2014 by
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The 2014 Oklahoma City Pet Expo joins forces with Hudiburg Subaru and the Central Oklahoma Humane Society in order to raise kitty litter and other donation items for the Adoption Center.

Oklahoma City, OK– Hudiburg Subaru, Oklahoma’s newest Subaru dealer, will be at the 2014 Oklahoma City Pet Expo as the Official Automotive Sponsor.Hudiburg Subaru has a history of supporting pets and pet adoptions through their Luv 2 Live program.

“Hudiburg Subaru is excited about the opportunity to partner with an event and people that are as dedicated to make their pets happy, healthy, and comfortable. We love pets and we love people who love pets,” says Brad Smicklas of Hudiburg Subaru.“We hope when these pet lovers have the opportunity to look for their special pet needs for their vehicles they come Hudiburg Subaru.”After the Oklahoma City Pet Expo, attendees will be encouraged to find more pet-friendly vehicles through the Hudiburg Website at 

This year, however, they’re doing something a little different. With three vehicles at the event, two will be used to demonstrate how pet-friendly the Subaru can be, while the third will be used to Fill the Forrester! Attendees will be encouraged to bring as much kitty litter and other items on the Central Oklahoma Humane Society Wish List to go into the Forrester positioned at the entrance of the Expo. At the end of the day, all of the items in the vehicle will go to the Central Oklahoma Humane Society. Attendees can find the wish list ahead of time at 

“OK Humane relies on donations to help pets in Central Oklahoma,” says Amy Shrodes, Director of Marketing and Development for Central Oklahoma Humane Society.“The Fill the Forester drive will allow us to save more homeless dogs and cats in our community by providing the supplies we need to care for them. We appreciate Hudiburg Subaru’s partnership and are looking forward to bringing adoptable dogs and cats to OKC Pet Expo!”

This is the very first year Amazing Expos, the Production Firm that produces the Oklahoma City Pet Expo, has participated in a Fill the Trunk Challenge. “We look forward to seeing the results of such an interesting Community Challenge,” says Patti Welch, Vice President of Amazing Expos, “We hope to continue the endeavor at future expos.”

The Oklahoma City Pet Expo will feature more than 50 exhibitors, live entertainment and demonstrations, and a mega-adoption area with more than 150 pets available for adoption. Low-cost immunizations, discounted microchipping and free nail trims will also be available for all the petswho need them.

The event will take place on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 from 10am to 6pm, at Oklahoma State Fairgrounds. This free, indoor and air-conditioned event is expected to attract more than 12,000 attendees along with their furry, feathered and reptilian pals who are looking to enjoy a new and one-of-a-kind experience where all pets can enjoy a fun day out with their pet parent(s). All well-behaved pets are welcome, as long as they’re on a fixed lead (or in a carrier) and have proof of age-appropriate rabies vaccines.