Lynne Schoepfer of Save-A-Pet has asked me to help spread the word about some upcoming fun events that will help support the animals being cared for at their animal rescue and adoption center in Port Jefferson. Join fellow animal lovers on Sunday June 10th, 2012 from 10am to 3pm as we walk around the scenic village of Port Jefferson for the 13th Annual Hounds on the Sound 3K dog walk and adoption event fundraiser. Come meet the animals available for adoption from Save-A-Pet, and take a walk with family and friends. The day will be filled with live music, food, vendors, contests, raffles, and prizes. Registration is $30.00 per person and includes a free t-shirt and gift bag. Registrants that collect $200.00 or more in pledges will receive a coffee mug with a picture of their dog printed on it. You can download a pledge form, create a profile for your pet and collect pledges for the dog walk on line with PayPal by visiting www.saveapetanimalrescue.org. The event will be held at the Memorial Park, just west of the Port Jefferson Ferry.
My daughter and I walked last year with our dog and it was a great day where we were able to meet a lot of really nice people. This event is a terrific feel good way to involve kids and the entire family in making a difference in the lives of animals that are in need of homes. I know first hand that my kids get a special feeling when they are doing something to help animals, and it makes them feel good about themselves when they feel like they are making a difference. It also makes them aware of the fact that many animals do not have homes and helps to instill in them compassion and a desire to help.
If motorcycles are more your style, then join Save-A-Pet on Sunday July 22nd for the Ruff Riders Rally for Rescue. This event will start at Petco in Rocky Point, and end in Islandia. There will be breakfast, lunch, raffles and live music. Registration is $20.00 per biker
For more details on both events go to www.saveapetli.net
I hope to see many of my fellow animal lovers in Port Jeff for the walk.
Mark T. Freeley, Esq.- www.northshoreinjurylawyer.com