Doing the Dirty Work at Mardi Cause to Help Friends of Ferdinand and Prison Greyhounds

The Tony Stewart Foundation is hosting Mardi Cause at Metazoa Brewing on June 2, 2018 and we’ll be there doing the dirty work.¬†What dirty work you ask? We’ll be on duty making sure the event area stays clean by providing pet waste removal.

With all the dogs and horses sipping on cold drinks, partaking in Cajun treats and catching beads, there’s sure to be some shenanigans going on but don’t worry, it won’t be as bad as Bourbon Street after a crazy night of partying ūüôā

Get ready to grab some beads at Mardi Cause on June 2!

But that’s not all we’re doing at Metazoa!

Our booth will be decked out with:

  • Commemorative t-shirts for sale
  • Picture booth
  • A fun activity for the dogs
  • A doggy treat bar
  • Free beer
  • Games, contests and prizes
  • Free t-shirts and doggy bandanas
  • and Sonny Roo, our little 2-legged Chihuahua

Buy a water from us and check this link to see if you’re a winner!

A portion of all items sold will be donated to Friends of Ferdinand and Prison Greyhounds. Be sure to stop by our booth and see how our pet sitting, farm sitting and other pet care services can help you.

About the Event

This dog-friendly event will take place rain or shine. The parking lot and surrounding areas will be converted to a Cajun oasis, complete with food and beer, get tickets here or buy at the event. Don’t miss the doggy Mardi Gras costume contest and be ready to shop in the marketplace. Free admission to Mardi Cause, funds raised helps Friends of Ferdinand and Prison Greyhounds. Visit the Facebook page for more info.

What is Friends of Ferdinand?

An excerpt from the About Us page at Friends of Ferdinand website:

“The¬†organization is named after 1986 Kentucky Derby winner Ferdinand, who was sold overseas after a lackluster stud career, reportedly sold for slaughter.¬†Friends of Ferdinand, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and¬†currently the only Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance accredited organization in Indiana. The disposition of Ferdinand spurred some people to try and prevent other thoroughbreds from joining Ferdinand in the slaughter pipeline.¬† The horses in our program are vetted at intake, given let down time, and have¬†at least 30 days of professional retraining at our facility in Dayton, Ohio.”

If you love horses and have a soft spot in your heart for these guys, please visit their website and learn more about this wonderful organization.

What is Prison Greyhounds?

Excerpt taken from their website:

“Headquartered in Indianapolis, Prison Greyhounds is an all-volunteer 501c3 nonprofit organization. We bring up greyhounds from Florida that are “retired”. These greys are still in the prime of their life. We match them with specially selected offenders within Putnamville Correctional Facility in Greeencastle, Indiana. A team of handlers will train the greys for life outside of a racing kennel. This ensures a more successful adoption. The dogs provide a calming effect on the entire prison population. We provide curriculum, volunteers to coach the handlers and all necessary supplies including dog food, bedding and leashes. We pay all veterinary expenses, including spay / neuter treatment, full dental, all vaccinations and heartworm preventative. We find responsible families that will adopt the greyhounds upon graduation.”

Learn more and visit a meet and greet if you’re thinking about adopting one of these retired greys, dates and locations can be found here. Their website is full of information, be sure to browse around and see how this organization helps inmates and our communities.

See you at Mardi Cause,

Kelley Stewart, CEO|Pet Sitter
sit-stay-play In-home pet sitting & more.LLC
“Your pet siting, dog walking, poop scooping specialists!”
P.S. Sonny can’t wait to meet all the doggies, mini’s and horses!

2 legged chihuahua in dog cart, doggy wheelchair