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Wayne Mahar and the Priscilla Mahar Animal Welfare Foundation (PMAWF) are proud to announce a new partnership with Galaxy Events Company and Galaxy Media.

Canine Carnival began as an idea by Wayne Mahar as a tribute to his mom and has become a major event for Syracuse and Central New York. In eight years it, has grown to become one of the largest animal rescue events in the country attracting 10,000 – 20,000 people and more than 50 rescue organizations.

“The growth of Canine Carnival over these eight years is nothing short of incredible,” stated Wayne Mahar, President of the Priscilla Mahar Animal Welfare Foundation.” So far, $200,000 has been donated to central NY animal rescues with hundreds of animals finding homes, all thanks to the terrific volunteer staff who work on it with me, sponsors, and so many others who donate and make it happen. I feel we’ve done as much as we can for not being in the event business. The potential is there for further growth of Canine Carnival, but we need experts to help, preferably experts who love animals as much as we do. It was an easy choice!”

Galaxy Events Company knows how to manage large, successful events. Taste of Syracuse, Lights on the Lake, LEON Festival, and Wine and Chocolate Festival are just a few of the great events Galaxy heads up. Pam Levine, President of Galaxy Events and also an animal lover, sees potential to expand Canine Carnival making an already great event even better while taking on some of the workload of running the event.

“All of us are thrilled to be involved in such a great cause,” said Pam Levine. “We are looking forward to a great working relationship with the PMAWF, and to expanding their resources to help homeless animals throughout our community. The numerous animal rescues across Central New York do great work and we’re anxious to help them to the best of our abilities.”

This year’s Canine Carnival will be Saturday September 15th, once again at Jamesville Beach Park, 10am – 3pm, rain or shine.

For information about this year’s Canine Carnival, or to register as a vendor or rescue, please contact us through visit pmawf.org. Email: pmawf08@gmail.com.

Thank You for any publicity and your support!

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If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Wayne Mahar, please e-mail PMAWF at: pmawf08@gmail.com

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Ever wonder which vehicle is best for you and your pets?

Do you wish you could have someone explain to you which vehicle is best and why for you and fur friendly family?

Would it be nice to look at each vehicle from various brands all at once?

Join Wayne Mahar, founder of the Priscilla Mahar Animal Foundation on September 23rd from 9:00am till 11:00am at the Mazda Dealership at Drivers Village to experience why their approach to selling vehicles that work for your every need is spot on! You will be able to test drive vehicles that make sense and work for you and your family!

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Nearly $200,000 donated to CNY Rescues in past eight years

The success of the eighth annual Canine Carnival in 2016, combined with great support from sponsors and attendees, and the annual Pucks for Paws at the Syracuse CRUNCH, has ensured that 50 CNY animal welfare organizations receive much needed monies. More than $42,000 has been recently donated, split amongst 50 local animal welfares and rescues. Wayne Mahar thanks each organization for “doing the tough work, day in and day out of caring for our animal friends”. To date nearly $200,000 has been donated to CNY animal rescues and welfares by the Priscilla Mahar Animal Welfare Foundation.

Primary sponsors of Canine Carnival include C&S Companies, Wegmans, Liverpool Village Animal Hospital, Veterinary Medical Center of CNY, CNYcentral, GALAXY Communications and Onondaga County Parks.

DATE CHANGE! To get out of prime heat and humidity season, beginning with Canine Carnival 2017, the annual Canine Carnival will move to the last Saturday in September. That would be Saturday September 30th this year.

GROWTH! According to Priscilla Mahar Animal Welfare Foundation President Wayne Mahar, “It’s the success and growth of the Foundation’s primary event, great sponsors and support from so many that enables us to donate as much as we are. The growth of Canine Carnival, and in turn, the monies PMAWF has been able to donate is dramatic. We started with 800 people attending and donating $1200 just seven years ago, and now 15,000 to 20,000 people one day total attendance with donations of more than $42,000.”

The animal welfare organizations receiving donations includes locally the CNY SPCA and Humane Association of CNY with other rescues from the Mohawk Valley, CNY and the Finger Lakes.

With such growth and success of Canine Carnival, we are happy to welcome two new sponsors, which will be announced soon

Anyone interested as a rescue, vendor, sponsor or volunteer, please contact us by email through our web site at www.pmawf.org.

Priscilla Mahar Animal Welfare Foundation is a 501(c)3 New York non-profit raising money through annual events to help central New York animal rescue and welfare organizations give our animal friends a second chance. Canine Carnival and Pucks for Paws at the Syracuse CRUNCH in March are the primary fundraising events of the organization. Founded in 2008, PMAWF has now donated nearly $200,000 to fifty animal welfare organizations in the CNY area.

Thank You to so many, from sponsors and volunteers to attendees and everybody in-between for your support. See you Saturday September 30th.

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PUCKS FOR PAWS at the Syracuse Crunch. 1 week from today, Saturday March 25 vs. Utica Comets. Bring your dog to the game (and occasionally a horse).

Proceeds to Priscilla Mahar Animal Welfare Foundation helping CNY animals and animal rescues.

Here are the full details!

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Canine Carnival Changing Dates in 2017!

October 12, 2016 @ 12:35 am posted by admin

Canine Carnival
changing dates in 2017

Canine Carnival, the largest animal rescue event in the northeast, will be changing dates starting next year moving from early August to end the of September.

In its seven years of existence, Canine Carnival, although very successful attracting more than 15,000 people, hundreds of animals, rescues and vendors, has faced August heat and humidity issues and the occasional thunderstorm. Wayne Mahar, Founder of Canine Carnival says “Moving to the last weekend of September should allow for greater comfort for all involved from the attendees to the animals, not to mention less chance for thunderstorms”.

Canine Carnival 2017 will take place on Saturday September 30th at its usual location, Jamesville Beach Park just minutes from Syracuse.

Canine Carnival is the primary fundraising event of the Priscilla Mahar Animal Welfare Foundation, a non profit 501c3 corporation which donates money to central New York animal rescues. To date the Priscilla Mahar Animal Welfare Foundation has donated nearly $135,000 to CNY animal rescue organizations with hundreds of animals finding their forever homes.

For questions about Canine Carnival do to www.pmawf.org and contact via email.

THANK YOU!
Wayne Mahar

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Latest Weather and Heat Advisory for Canine Carnival

August 13, 2016 @ 5:58 am posted by admin

Latest Weather and Heat Advisory for Canine Carnival: We know that it will be very hot and humid tomorrow, with the risk of passing showers and a possible thunderstorm. We’ve had some questions about rescheduling or postponing due to weather. Please know that we will be there tomorrow, rain or shine. The PMAWF is a 100% volunteer run organization, and the Canine Carnival is 100% volunteer run and organized. We have too many moving pieces to consider rescheduling.

Safety considerations: Humans and dogs with underlying medical issues should consider staying home. Some breeds of dogs at risk in heat include Bulldogs, pugs, French Bulldogs, and dogs with heavy coats. Owners of these types of dogs should probably leave their dogs at home tomorrow.

That said, we encourage you to come out, have fun, make connections with the wonderful organizations who will be here, and support our local rescues! We have misting tents, plenty of water and drinks for pets and people, and abundant medical staff onsite. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

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This week, THIS week, THIS WEEK!

August 9, 2016 @ 6:07 am posted by admin

ALL SIGNS point to Canine Carnival 1 week from today, Saturday August 13 Jamesville Beach (Syracuse). FREE ADMISSION. Largest animal rescue event in the northeast. If you have interest in taking part as a rescue, sponsor, vendor or volunteer…Email me at our web site www.pmawf.org

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11 days to go until Canine Carnival!

August 3, 2016 @ 7:12 am posted by admin

CANINE CARNIVAL – The countdown is really on now! Saturday August 13. Jamesville Beach Park, NY (Syracuse). One of the largest animal rescue events in the country. 135+ rescues/vendors. Animal demonstrations, great food, music, educational sessions, Red Cross Bloodmobile and more. FREE ADMISSION.

If you are interested in taking part as a sponsor, vendor, rescue or volunteer, please email. Go to www.pmawf.org Contact Us.

Over $135,000 in the past six years. Lets continue helping our animal friends. Thank You

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Canine Carnival Countdown! 3 MONTHS!

May 16, 2016 @ 5:41 pm posted by admin

CANINE CARNIVAL – 3 months form today. Saturday August 13. Jamesville Beach Park, NY (Syracuse). One of the largest animal rescue events in the country. 135+ rescues/vendors. Animal demonstrations, great food, music, educational sessions, Red Cross Bloodmobile and more. FREE ADMISSION.

If you are interested in taking part as a sponsor, vendor, rescue or volunteer, please email. Go to www.pmawf.org Contact Us.

We just donated another $36,000 to CNY animal rescues. Over $135,000 in the past six years. Let’s continue helping our animal friends.

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Great article in Syracuse.com featuring PMAWF donations!

April 14, 2016 @ 5:42 pm posted by admin

PMAWF was featured in Syracuse.com on April 13th for the $36,000 in donations handed out to local animal welfare non-profits!

Read the full article, here.

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