FRUIT HEIGHTS -- Two Layton businesses are hosting a party Saturday to raise funds to help with Davis County Animal Care & Control pet adoptions.
The funds raised will be used to develop an animal playground by enclosing the west lawn of the shelter at 1422 E. 600 North, said Clint Thacker, division director for Davis County Animal Care & Control.
PostNet and Smart Cuts, at 78 S. Fairfield Road, are presenting "Smooches for Pooches," an event the businesses have organized on behalf of the county's pet adoption program, Thacker said.
The 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. event will feature such attractions as a 35-foot climbing wall, vendors, and food and prize giveaways every half-hour.
"They have multiple other sponsors involved," Thacker said of the activity set to coincide with the opening of the adjacent C-A-L Ranch store.
County animal control will be on site accepting cash donations, doing animal adoptions and selling pet licenses, he said.
The businesses hope to raise between $2,000 and $20,000, Thacker said.
The proceeds will be used to develop a 125-foot-by-25-foot outdoor playground for the animals at the shelter to reduce their stress and make them more adoptable, he said.
"We would love to have it done by the end of the summer," he said of the project, which is to include tunnels and rock mounds for the animals to crawl through and on.
The event is being organized by shelter supervisor Tracy Roddom.
For more information or to make a donation, call PostNet at 801-403-3501, Smart Cuts at 801-860-2211 or the animal shelter at 801-444-2200.