Bringing Pet Cancer Awareness to Virginia’s Dog Parks
FETCH a Cure to Unveil Steel Dog Sculpture in Chesterfield County’s Rockwood Park on Saturday, November 10, 2018
(Richmond, Virginia) – October 29, 2018 – In collaboration with Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation and Friends of Ruff House Dog Park, FETCH a Cure will install its second public park dog sculpture in Rockwood Park. The unveiling will take place directly outside of the fenced in dog park on Saturday, November 10, at 10 am. The event is free and open to the public.
FETCH a Cure is a 501 ©3 nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of our pets by working with owners and the veterinary community to further pet cancer awareness, education and treatment options. Through the Companions in Crisis program, FETCH provides financial assistance to families in Virginia, Maryland and DC unable to bear the cost of life-saving cancer treatments.
Each year, FETCH a Cure’s steel dog sculptures are sponsored by businesses, veterinary practices and individuals, then transformed into community works of art by area artists. The sculptures serve to remind community members to check their pets for the early warning signs of cancer and, if their pet has been diagnosed, to turn to FETCH for help. The organization began its Steel Dog Project as the signature piece of their ongoing pet cancer awareness campaign.
The Rockwood Park steel dog sculpture was built by Nicholai Jerome of Spartan Studios and powder coated by Clay Rathburn of DefenseCoat. It is proudly sponsored by Holiday Barn Pet Resorts and Best Bully Sticks. Community members and their dog companions are invited to enjoy this new, unique installation and the park’s many wonderful features.
Sarah Moseley, Associate Director of Development