The Adventist Development Relief Agency and EyreAus will join forces on October 15 to host a Family Fun Day, providing a variety of stalls and entertainment for the community.
EyreAus, run by Judy Olsen, will be providing lessons on how to be a responsible dog owner, and will take dog and handler teams into aged care facilities in Whyalla for Pet Therapy visits.
The Whyalla Singers will be performing at the event, along with local guitarists and singers. A BBQ, smoothies, furniture, cakes, biscuits, relish and drinks will also be available.
A photo booth and a jumping castle will be available on the day.
ADRA Coordinator Helen Hiscock, from the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, said proceeds from the day would come back into the community to support emergency relief programs.
“As part of the pet education on the day we will show people how to treat a dog, and the right way to handle them. Judy will then talk about how to handle a situation when a dog attacks your dog in the street,” she said.
Ms Olsen said it was important to educate the community on pet safety.
“People need to know what the safest options are when you’re out in the street with your dog and run into another dog approaching. A lot of people panic, we’ve all been there,” she said. A fashion parade will also be held on the day, with items on display to be sold afterwards. The event will run from 10am to 2pm at 63 Hincks Avenue.