Rabies/microchip Clinic cancelled for Saturday, but BarkAID haircut fundraiser will go on Sunday

Rabies/microchip Clinic cancelled for Saturday, but BarkAID haircut fundraiser will go on Sunday

ABOVE:  Patrick Lomantini holds Ladybug. The stylist has been traveling for years using his talent to raise money for animal shelters.//SUBMITTED



the public rabies and microchip clinic scheduled for Saturday, October 27, has been cancelled “due to circumstances beyond our control,” according to an announcement from the Animal Center.

The next clinic will be Saturday, November 17.

But the BarkAID fundraiser remains on track for Sunday.

Master hair stylist Patrick Lomantini, who has been traveling the country for seven years, holding hair cutting events to benefit hundreds of animal shelters, will set up haircut stations from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday behind Sweet Cece’s and in front of  Classic Sports Barber Shop, 105 5th Avenue North in downtown Franklin.

Get a haircut for a cause at BarkAID for $25, with all proceeds going to the Williamson County Animal Center.

Lomantini has teamed up with Classic Sports Barber Shop to create the first BarkAID event in Franklin.

“We are excited to team up with Patrick and the other stylists for this fun event,” Animal Center Public Outreach Coordinator Debbie Sims said. “Tents will be set up in the parking lot in front of Classic Sports Barber Shop and there will be food and music along with great haircuts for a cause.”

The public is invited to stop by and meet adoptable shelter dogs and enjoy the vendors.

To make an appointment for a men’s or women’s haircut, contact Classic Sports at 615-595-0094. Drop-ins also will be welcomed.

Williamson County Animal Center is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Intakes are accepted from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The shelter is located at 106 Claude Yates Dr., next to Franklin High School, and the phone number is (615) 790-5590.

Adoptable animals can be viewed at www.adoptwcac.org or follow the center on Facebook.

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