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Pints for Painted Dogs

August 21, 2019
8:00AM - 10:00PM
Raise a glass for painted dogs. Brewer's Row, 3205 N. 26th St.. Aug. 21

Raise one for painted dogs

Help painted dogs
(and meet zookeepers)
Do you want to meet Point Defiance zookeepers, enjoy a drink and relax with friends, all to help wildlife? Then drop by this AAZK event! 20 per cent of all food and drink sales all day goes to painted dog conservation. All ages.
Point Defiance AAZK
Point Defiance AAZK
Raising money for wildlife.
The Point Defiance chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) is a group of PDZA staff and volunteers who fundraise for conservation in their free time. Since 2011 we've raised over $25,000!
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