2014 Nashville Pet Expo Welcomes Elephant Sanctuary Back to the Expo

Tennessee’s Elephant Sanctuary will be at the Nashville Pet Expo to spread the word about their Sanctuary and the kind of dangers these Gentle Giants face.

Online PR News – 27-June-2014 – Nashville, TN – Elephants have been in the news quite a bit lately, due to the President’s recent Executive Order to ban illegal wildlife trade - ivory being one of the biggest of these commodities. While the Elephant Sanctuary doesn’t currently provide education about the use of ivory, they are working to expand and provide this along with their other outreach programs.

Currently, the Elephant Sanctuary houses fourteen retired elephants. These majestic animals are retired from zoos, circuses, and other such places where they have been expected to perform and/or be in the public eye.

“These animals get to spend the rest of their lives in a much more natural environment,” says Todd Montgomery of the Elephant Sanctuary, “We like to hold our girls – that’s what we call them – up as stars.”

At the Nashville Pet Expo, the Sanctuary will be bringing newsletters, stories, brochures, elephant teeth, anything short of the Elephants actually being there. The stories that are brought are about the elephants currently in their Sanctuary; their stories are used as examples of the kind of mistreatment they can receive, and they crises they face as an endangered species.

The Nashville Pet Expo will also feature opportunities for fan photos and autographs with both Shorty Rossi (Animal Planet’s “Pit Boss” & “America’s Cutest Pets”) and Celebrity Dog Trainer Harrison Forbes (“Good Morning America” and the “Today Show”), along with more than 75 exhibitors, live entertainment and demonstrations, and a Petfinder.com mega-adoption area with more than 150 rescue pets available for adoption. Low-cost immunizations, discounted microchipping and free nail trims will also be available for all the furry friends who need them.

The event will take place on Saturday, July 12th, 2014 from 10am to 6pm, at the Nashville Expo Center. This free, indoor and air-conditioned event is expected to attract more than 12,000 attendees along with their furry, feathered and reptilian pals who are looking to enjoy a new and one-of-a-kind experience where all pets can enjoy a fun day out with their pet parent(s). All well-behaved pets are welcome, as long as they’re on a fixed lead (or in a carrier) and have proof of age-appropriate rabies vaccines.

The 2014 Nashville Pet Expo is produced by Amazing Expos, a leading event production firm that currently produces more than 39 large pet expos across the United States. For more information, call 800-977-3609, email expo@nashvillepetexpo.com or visit http://www.nashvillepetexpo.com, http://www.facebook.com/nashvillepetexpo or https://www.twitter.com/AmazingPetExpo.