Mayor Gomez Hosts Furever Friends Pet Expo in Tamarac

Mayor Gomez Hosts Furever Friends Pet Expo

By Agrippina Fadel

Do you know what you would do if your dog collapsed?

The truth is, not many people would, and a good number of pet parents, animal shelter staff, and first responders are not trained for these types of emergency situations.

Mayor Michelle Gomez is hosting a Furever Friends Pet Expo to share information about the life-saving procedures for cats and dogs and to help pet owners in need.


Held on Saturday, September 10, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Tamarac Park, the expo includes a Pet CPR demonstration by the American Red Cross and an array of vendors with pet food, healthcare products, and services.

“As a fur-mama to three dogs and two cats, I’m looking forward to the event,” Gomez said.

She added that CPR demonstrations take place at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Guests will also receive a voucher for free rabies vaccination, microchipping, and spay/neuter services from Broward County Animal Care while supplies last.

“Local vendors will offer on-site pet services, pet food, and one-of-a-kind products. We’re also accepting canned pet food donations and essentials for the city’s food pantry to help local pet owners in need. I look forward to seeing you and your fur babies,” said Gomez.

Pet adoption agencies on site can help the residents find out how they can adopt a pet and explain the process.

With a DJ and many vendors, the Pet Expo promises to be a fantastic event for the whole family. All pets are welcome. Tamarac Park is located at 7501 N. University Drive.

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Agrippina Fadel
Agrippina Fadel
Agrippina Fadel grew up in Siberia and received her master's in journalism from Tyumen State University. Agrippina is also a writer and editor at She has been a US resident for over ten years and speaks English and Russian.
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