America’s Family Pet Expo Experiences Record Attendance and Unprecedented Adoptions

Posted On: 04-29-2014


America’s Family Pet Expo

America’s Family Pet Expo Experiences Record Attendance and Unprecedented Adoptions
Thousands of Pet Lovers Made the America’s Family Pet Expo their weekend destination as the
25th Annual Expo was held at the OC Fair & Event Center  


ORANGE COUNTY, CA
–  (April 29, 2014) Attendance numbers are in, and show organizers enthusiastically report that nearly 40,000 guests visited the America’s Family Pet Expo (AFPE), held April 25-27 at the OC Fair & Event Center, showing a  4% increase from 2013. In addition, more than 712 animals were adopted into “forever homes” from AFPE’s Southern California animal rescue partner organizations.

“We are so grateful to the thousands of pet and animal lovers who attended the show. The event had something for everyone – plenty of entertainment, education, interaction with animals of all varieties, plus thousands of adoptable pets,” says Doug Poindexter, President of the World Pet Association, producers of the America’s Family Pet Expo. “132 Cats and 579 Dogs– and one guinea pig – now are living in their forever homes!”

More than 450 exhibitors at the Expo showcased the latest in pet products and pet trends, from designer outfits, must-have accessories such as a doggie treadmill, leashes to even the “purrfect” cat scratcher, the Expo defined itself as a one-stop show for consumers seeking something unique for their pet.

“Our exhibitors offer products that are often one-of-a-kind or hard to find,” said Poindexter. “Which is why pet lovers travel from throughout Southern California to visit the show. During the 3-day event, people took home pet inspired artwork, organic and natural pet food, four and two legged apparel, toys and much more!”

As always, the goal of the America’s Family Pet Expo is educating consumers about choosing and caring for a pet that’s right for their family. “We’re proud to serve as an educational and entertainment platform, and most importantly a venue where the bond between humans and animals is strengthened.”

Plans are already underway for the 26th America’s Family Pet Expo, April 10-12, 2015 at the OC Fair & Event Center. For more information, contact the World Pet Association at (626) 447-2222.

The America’s Family Pet Expo is created, produced and managed by World Pet Association, Inc., a 60-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting responsible pet care.

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