Farmington — The Farmington Regional Animal Shelter is putting on an Animal Welfare Day on April 5.

Anyone who works with animals is invited to set up a booth at Animas Park during the celebration.

The day, which will feature family and pet friendly activities, starts with the Doggie Dash at 9:30 a.m.

People can register for the 2-mile fun run/walk online at The Doggie Dash is free, but registering in advance gets participants a bandana for the dog and T-shirt for the owner.

Once the Doggie Dash has finished around 11 a.m., the rest of the activities will begin.

Stacie Voss, the animal welfare director at Farmington Regional Animal Shelter, said people who have adopted pets from the shelter can bring their pets to participate in the Alumni Parade. Each alumnus will receive a special red badge to wear on its collar.

Voss said all vaccinated pets are welcome. While cats will be allowed, she recommends leaving them at home because most are not comfortable in situations involving lots of people and dogs.

The shelter will also show off its own animals during the shelter parade.

Activities for children include putting together animal enrichment packages for the shelter pets and paw print painting.

Voss said most of the events are free. However, some events, such as paw print painting, have small fees.

She said if the event is successful this year, it may be continued in future years.