Pets Reducing For Rescues 2019 Midpoint Weigh-In

The 10th annual "Pets Reducing for Rescues" at West Towne Veterinary Center's Ideal Weight contest will have 6 divisions: "Biggest 4-Pawed Loser" dogs and cats, "Iron" dogs and cats, "Cat Pride" and "Dog Pack" challenges.

Contestants can choose Dane County Humane Society as their favorite local pet rescue and West Towne Veterinary Center (WTVC) donates $10 (dog) to $20 (cat) for each pound lost during the 8-week contest. The contest has donated over $18,000 to local rescues over its nine year history. There are no costs or obligations for the contest, weigh-ins, or assessments.


Official contest kickoff and weigh-in is Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. WTVC staff will perform ideal weight assessments for pets and answer questions related to nutrition and ideal weight. From 1:30 to 2:00 p.m., Dr. Ken Lambrecht will present "Fun, effective weight management in dogs & cats using the right foods and the latest pet fitness & weight management technologies."

If contestants cannot make it to the kickoff, they can still weigh-in at WTVC until noon Saturday, February 23rd. A midpoint weigh-in will take place on Thursday, March 14th from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The final contest weigh-in & celebration will take place on Saturday, April 13th from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Contestants and contestant recruiters are eligible for over $2,500 in contest & contest door prizes given away at the weigh-ins. Just two official weights at WTVC is all that is required to enter the contest. Contestants are encouraged to team up with friends, neighbors, and coworkers for additional fun & prizes (dog pack & cat pride challenges!)

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