Benefit features Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan Oct. 20

Cesar Millan, best-selling author and TV personality, will bring his dog training tips and advice to the animal lovers of Vermont for a special one-night benefit event at the Sheraton Burlington Conference Center in South Burlington on Oct. 20 at 6 pm.

Attendees will be able to interact with Millan for an unforgettable evening, as well as learn how to apply his popular techniques to their own pets. The event will feature video presentations, personal tales, and live training sessions. As fans and followers know, it’s often not the dog, but its owner who need his help the most!

Veterinarian Steve Pollinger of the Fair Haven Veterinary Clinic reached out to Millan, world-renowned dog behavior specialist, after years of using his methods. Pollinger says, “I use Cesar’s techniques for calming fearful and aggressive dogs during medical checkups and procedures. He has been instrumental in my success as a veterinarian, and I wanted to bring him to Vermont so others can benefit from his insights.”

Millan is a best-selling author, a highly in-demand public speaker, a branded pet care product designer/entrepreneur and, not least of all, an internationally popular and iconic series star of the hit TV show “Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan.” In addition to co-creating and starring in Dog Whisperer, Millan has co-authored six books. He has also generated numerous instructional DVDs and CDs, and continues to host a popular series of seminars.

As the number of adoptable animals continues to exceed adoption demand, nearly 3,000 animals are euthanized annually in Vermont, per the latest available statistics. The Vermont Spay Neuter Incentive Program (VSNIP) sponsored by the Vermont Volunteer Services for Animals (VVSA) Humane Society is designed to combat the problem by providing financial assistance to income eligible individuals for spaying, neutering, and vaccinating their dogs and cats. Vermont currently has over 80 points of service statewide where clients are responsible for the $25 co-pay of the average $150 veterinary cost to spay or neuter dogs and cats.

Tickets for the fundraiser may be purchased through www.cesarvermont.eventbrite.com. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Cesar Millan Foundation, which will donate a portion of the proceeds to the VVSA.

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