Pet Expo to give attendees opportunity to get hands-on with various animals

The 24th annual America’s Family Pet Expo will return Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 21 to the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa.
With more than 1,000 animals on display– from fish, rabbits, cats, dogs, miniature horses to exotic lizards– show guests can get up close to creatures great and small in a variety of interactive exhibits, educational shows and displays, as well as shop the latest in pet trends and products.
To celebrate the all-new Disney film Super Buddies’ Blu-Ray release on Aug. 27, attendees will get the chance to take their photo with Captain Megasis, a four-legged superhero who stars alongside everyone’s favorite talking puppies.
Additional pet celebrities attending the Expo include: Mick, who plays Stan on Dog With A Blog; Beatrice, who plays Stella on Modern Family; Lambchop, who plays “Yakult” on Suburgatory; Milo, who plays Baby on How to Live with Your Parents; and Frosty, who plays Larry on Modern Family.
The event will also include: Splash Dogs jumping into a pool; The Amazing Dobermans, who are trained by Neecha Braun; TICA Cat Program, where attendees can learn about the many breeds of cats and their unique personalities; Free Flight Bird Show; and the Repticon Reptile Show and Sale, where participants can touch and hold snakes, lizards and tarantulas in hands-on demonstrations.
General admission is $13; seniors 60 and over, $11; children 6 to 12, $8 and 5 years and under, free. Active and retired military free with ID. Show hours are Friday from 10am to 6pm; Saturday from 10am to 7pm; Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
The OC Fair and Event Center is located at 88 Fair Dr. in Costa Mesa.Parking is $5. Pets are not allowed.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit .
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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