Kangaroos, miniature horses, donkeys and puppies, oh my!
The animals had their cuteness out in force on Saturday during All Cypress Veterinary Hospital’s sixth annual open house and carnival event in Marshall.
Jubilee Discovery Zoo turned up with a baby kangaroo, a miniature horse and donkey, goats, sheep, chickens, a tortoise and more to celebrate the veterinary hospital’s sixth year of business in Marshall.
Nonprofit groups Friends of Marshall Animals (FOMA) and Friends of Jefferson Animals (FOJA) were both on site at the event to host puppy adoptions.
Both organizations currently have puppies needing their “fur-ever homes,” as well as kittens.
FOJA recently had five puppies dumped at Lake of the Pines, and with the now defunct Marion County Humane Society out of commission, the nonprofit group has taken over the duty of fostering and adopting abandoned animals in Jefferson and Marion County, completely funded by private donations.
All Cypress staff, including owner Dr. Michele Tanner gave demonstrations of their state-of-the-art equipment, including onsite blood labs, sonogram imagery, a Force Triad surgical machine, pharmacy, ICU and other features.
The hospital hosts the open house and carnival each year for the community to celebrate its grand opening.