On Saturday, June 2nd from 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. the Purr'n Pooch Foundation for Animals will host "Paws” for a Cause Day at Pier Village Festival Plaza located on One Chelsea Avenue in Long Branch, N.J. Sponsored by The City of Long Branch and Pier Village, "Paws” for a Cause Day features many free pet friendly activities for families and their pups. Guests can also raise a paw for animals by making donations to support the mission of the non-profit Purr'n Pooch Foundation for Animals.
Purr’n Pooch 5K Classic Run/Walk
The day will begin with the Purr’n Pooch 5K Classic Run/Walk at 8:00 a.m. Day-of registration opens at 7:00 a.m. at Pier Village’s Festival Plaza. Note that the Long Branch Animal Control prohibits dogs on the beach, boardwalk and promenade so they will not be allowed to participate in the race with owners. Preregister with the race organizers at Race Forum. There is a $25 fee to register. Race proceeds support the mission of the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals.
“Tails of Love” to Premiere at Paws for a Cause Day
Throughout the day, the Emmy-Winning Small Factory Productions and Purr'n Pooch Foundation for Animals will premiere the Second Annual “Tails of Love” animated movie short. The film promotes the humane treatment and adoption of animals. This spring, middle school children from across Monmouth County were invited to submit their original animals stories or drawings to the “Tails of Love” contest. Winners included Sam Jansky (age 8) from Little Silver Point Road School, Eric Bellino (age 8) from Little Silver, Ryan Karr (age 9) from Little Silver Point Road School, Carolyn Hester (age 8) from Oceanport, Molly Kenney (age 9) from Little Silver, Emma Greene (age 9) from Monmouth Beach, Abigail Wieczevzak (age 10) from Lincroft, and Victoria Spadavecchia (age 4) from Monmouth Beach.
The winners worked collaboratively to create the film over the course of several production workshops at Small Factory's studio in Fair Haven, NJ. Small Factory Productions has created a library of more than 200 cartoons produced by more than 1,000 children from across NY and NJ.
Other event highlights include a Long Branch K-9 Police demonstration, face painting with the Monmouth County Underdogs, DOGA (yoga with your dog) with Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts, canine treats from Jodes Happy Tail, and a meet and greet with adoptable dogs from local rescue organizations. The "Paws" for a Cause Day Doggie Fashion Show will be held on the Main Stage in Festival Plaza at 1:00 p.m. During the show, "Tails of Love" winners will hang ten in summer fashions as their doggie models strut their stuff in fashions from Paws & Pose Pet Boutique.
"Paws" for a Cause Day Schedule of Events:
7:00 a.m. Pre-registration for Purr’n Pooch 5K Classic Run/Walk
8:00 a.m. Purr’n Pooch 5K Classic Run/Walk Begins
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. DOGA Class with Purr’n Pooch Pet Resorts
1:00 p.m. Doggie Fashion Show
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. “Tails of Love” Movie Playing, Face Painting, Arts and Crafts, Meet and Greet with Loveable Adoptable Dogs, and Sample Gourmet Pet Products and Services from Participating Vendors
For more information on the event, visit purrnpoochfoundation.org. No admission will be charged to participate in the day's activities excluding the $25 Purr’n Pooch 5K Classic Run/Walk registration fee. Donations made to the Purr'n Pooch Foundation are greatly appreciated. Businesses or organizations interested in participating in the day’s activities as a vendor or featured charity are requested to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Purr'n Pooch Foundation for Animals
The Purr'n Pooch Foundation for Animals is dedicated to providing financial support and educational resources to non-profit, no-kill animal rescue groups and organizations from across the United States. The Purr'n Pooch Foundation supports all species of animals and is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.