Museum to celebrate new ‘Wolf to Woof’ dog exhibit Feb. 22

February 6th, 2014

0e1632871_wolf-2-woof-logo.jpgGAINESVILLE, Fla. — On Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Florida Museum of Natural History is answering the age-old question of “Who let the dogs out?” with the celebration of its newest temporary exhibit, “Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs.”

The free, family-friendly event includes demonstrations by Pepe Dogs detection dogs and agility demonstrations by the Greater Ocala Dog Club. Visitors also will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park, Alachua County Animal Services, Patriot PAWS, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, Florida Museum and more.

“This event is an excellent opportunity for the student population to learn about all the animal welfare groups in the community, what dogs can do for us and how they can get involved,” said Hillary Hynes, Alachua County Animal Services public institution program coordinator and event presenter.

“Wolf to Woof” is the world’s largest exhibition to examine the history, biology and evolution of dogs.

“The museum is honoring the dogs that make life fuller to live,” said Florida Museum educator Tiffany Ireland. “You get to learn what we offer dogs now, and at the same time we’re showing the relationship between people and dogs throughout history.”

For more information call 352-273-2061 or visit http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/calendar/grid/wolf-woof-celebration/.

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Writer: Francis Diaz, fdiaz@flmnh.ufl.edu
Source: Tiffany Ireland, tireland@flmnh.ufl.edu
Media contact: Paul Ramey, 352-273-2054, pramey@flmnh.ufl.edu