The Sixth Annual Celebration of Wildlife is Sunday, October 4 at Sunset Hill Farm County Park, noon to 5 pm. This year’s event features something new – a Hero Pet Award. According to event co-organizer Bob Gregg, President of the Porter County Wildlife Management Advisory Board, they’ll be awarding a pet in northwest Indiana who’s made a big impact on someone’s life. Longtime Northwest Indiana Veterarian and event co-organizer Dr. Larry McAfee says residents are encouraged to bring pets to the family-friendly event. There will also be a 5k run at 9am that morning to benefit the Porter County Animal Shelter. And, once again they will feature native and exotic wildlife such as bats, snakes, a camel, kangaroo, hawk and more. They will also be joined by a number of local dog and cat rescue groups and will be spotlighting adoptable animals in the hopes of providing new homes for these animals. Food vendors will include Hungry, Inc and Birky’s Family Farms. Tethered hot air balloon rides will be offered weather permitting. For more information about Celebration of Wildlife and to vote on the Hero Pet Award visit www.celebratewildlife.org.