Pequot Library presents Costumed People/Pet Parade on Halloween

Pequot Library partners with the Southport Veterinary Center in a classic Costumed People/Pet Parade and Halloween Fun on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 2-3:30. All are welcome, with or without pets, and costumes for all are encouraged. The parade starts from the Five Corners in downtown Southport Village, behind the Southport Fire Truck and then marches to Pequot Library’s Auditorium.

ray1You and/or your pet may dress up and you don’t need a pet to participate. Come meet Sparky, the Dalmation, Sparky is the mascot of the Southport Fire Department. This event is co-sponsored by The Southport Veterinary Center, no registration is required and it is free and open to the public.

The Parade kicks off at 2 p.m. sharp, strolls down Pequot Avenue and ends in the Auditorium for some simple Halloween games for the kids before you do your own trick-or-treating. There will be prizes for the best pet and people costumes. All pets receive treats! The public is also invited to visit the Southport Fire Station Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pequot Library’s Children’s Librarian, Susan Ei says, “We are so happy to partner with Dr. Hart and the Southport Veterinary Center. They are really nice people. We encourage people to come to the parade, without pets too, in costume!” Dr. Patricia Hart is owner of the Southport Veterinary Center, graduated from Colorado State University in 1989, and has practiced in Fairfield and Westchester counties for 25 years. Her special interests include internal medicine, oncology and animal welfare. Through the practice she also runs educational seminars with behaviorist Jody Rosengarten on various animal health and behavior topics. Dr. Hart manages a rotating animal art gallery on site at the hospital that features commissioned animal portraits in various styles and mediums,

Her associate, Dr. Anna Larson, graduated from Ross University in January 2010, while finishing her clinical year at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She completed externships in cardiology and dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania. Since then, Dr. Larson has practiced small animal medicine in the Pittsburgh area before relocating to live and work in Fairfield county. Her special interests include all aspects of dentistry, client education and preventive medicine.

Dr. Laura Nerone works on a part time basis. Before becoming a vet, Dr. Nerone worked for many years as a vet tech, gaining valuable experience. She has practiced in many animal hospitals around the state and is also works at the Stamford Hospital for Cats. Dr. Alisa Wayland earned her doctorate at Colorado State University in 2000. Since relocating to Connecticut the same year, she’s been practicing small animal medicine in south west Connecticut. She is also currently a professor at Norwalk Community College, teaching within the Veterinary Technology program. Pequot Library is proud to partner in this Costumed People/Pet Parade and Halloween Fun event with Dr. Patricia Hart and all the great vets at Southport Veterinary Center!

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