Road Home Animal Project celebrates 10 years of rescues

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Road Home Animal Project is celebrating its 10th anniversary this weekend.

On Saturday, the Road Home Animal Project is hosting its 10 Years of Rescue event at the St. Clairsville amphitheater. Each year it hosts an annual steak fry, but organizers decided to do something bigger for its 10th anniversary.

“We wanted to give back to the valley, and the sponsors stepped up and helped,” The Road Home Animal Project President Chris Shriver said. “It’s just a great thing to be able to give back.”

The 10 Years of Rescue event is sponsored by Bill’s Towing and Merk Animal House. It starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. and is a free event, but donations would be greatly appreciated.

There will be over 40 craft vendors, multiple food trucks, live music, prizes and giveaways for attendees to enjoy. Multiple vendors will be selling animal-related products, and activities also include a dunk tank, a bounce house and bean bag tossing for children.

Music will kick off at 11:30 a.m. with Eli Lambie from Eli and the Mojo Kings. Josh Sokolowski and Backroads Acoustic will be performing as well. A balloon artist will be in attendance from noon to 3 p.m.

B One BBQ, So Nuts 4 Donuts, Sweet Abes, Rowing Italian Ice, Paleonardo’s, Los Jorges Mexican Tacos and Dairy Jean will be serving food all day.

Inside the St. Clairsville Recreation Center, The Road Home Animal Project is offering $10 rabies vaccines, $10 microchips for pets, and 4DX testing for tick-borne diseases and heartworms for animals during its event. The tests and microchipping will be done by veterinarians and nurses from New Horizon Animal Hospital. Pre-registration is highly recommended, since they will only have 100 of each available.

Shriver said the Road Home Animal Project is offering these services at cost in hopes of getting more people to participate.

“If they end up with a tick-borne disease, they can die from kidney failure,” Shriver said of people’s pets.

She added that it’s a relatively easy fix if a dog does get a tick-borne disease, but if left untreated it can kill the animal.

“We will not have rescue dogs available for adoptions there, they will be lounging in their air-conditioned foster homes like all dogs should,” The Road Home Animal Project said on its social media account.

Although the rescue dogs will not be on site for the event due to the heat wave occurring in the Ohio Valley this week, it has over 20 dogs available for adoption.

The Road Home Animal Project is an entirely volunteer nonprofit, foster-based organization that helps rehabilitate and rehome animals. For animal emergencies, call the Road Home Animal Project at 740-579-1990 or 304-312-6882.


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