Fundraising is extended to May 7th!
April 30, 2016
"Friends" is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that supports the mission of Austin Animal Center by providing support to sheltered & fostered animals and outreach in the community. Austin Animal Center runs the largest no-kill shelter in the nation, providing animal protection services to all of Austin & Travis County, and shelter to over 18,000 animals each year. Austin Animal Center is an open-intake facility where lost and surrendered animals in need are accepted regardless of age, health, species or breed. The goal of both Friends & Austin Animal Center is to place all adoptable animals in homes forever!
What is Best in Show Fest?
BuildASign.com and the City of Austin have come together to organize an event celebrating the largest animal lifesaving community in the nation for five years running! The event borrows its name and overall theme from the movie Best in Show, adopting a lighthearted quirky tone that keeps Austin weird. The goal of Best in Show Fest is to raise funds and increase awareness for Austin’s innovative nonprofit animal welfare community and the services it provides. The event begins in April with an online fundraising competition where participants can create individual or team fundraising pages from April 1st - 30th. Following this period will be a celebratory festival on May 7th at Austin Animal Center and is free and open to the public. The focal point of the festival will be a competition featuring our top online fundraisers and their dogs or cats! More information on this below. The festival will also include live entertainment, vendors, activity stations and a chance to get involved with our nonprofit partners.
How to participate:
Create a team or an individual page benefiting one or more of the animal welfare nonprofits above. Individuals that raise $150 or more will automatically be invited to participate in the dog show competition at Best in Show Fest on May 7th! Are you a cat lover? Don't worry - There's a cat video competition for you! Each competition winner will receive a prize at the time of the dog show and a donation will be made in their name to the benefiting animal welfare nonprofit of their choice!
DOG SHOW COMPETITIONS: Best in Show Owner-Pup Look-A-Like Underdog Story Most Creative Trick Best Dressed
CAT VIDEO COMPETITION: When creating your individual fundraising page, you have the opportunity to upload a video of your cat. The top 5 funniest cat videos will be shown at Best in Show Fest and there will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize!