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Jun 14, 2019

MCSPCA 25th Anniversary Dog Walk and Pet Fair

MCSPCA 25th Anniversary Dog Walk and Pet Fair

April 27 was a day of comic book superheroes at Brookdale Community College as the Monmouth County SPCA (MCSPCA) celebrated its 25th Anniversary Dog Walk and Pet Fair. The event, held in returning partnership with Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, was a huge success, raising more than $105,000 for the thousands of homeless animals that the MCSPCA cares for every year.

MCSPCA 25th Anniversary Dog Walk and Pet Fair

Every dog became a true superhero as they posed for pictures with costumed superheroes and at a puppy kissing booth. There were contests for pets and their owners as well as plenty of games and activities for event-goers of all ages. New this year was an exciting performance by the world-famous K9 Frisbee team, The Disc-Connected K9s, who performed three different high-flying shows throughout the day with 14 rescue dogs.

MCSPCA 25th Anniversary Dog Walk and Pet Fair

Fundraisers competed to earn an array of prizes including gift cards, signed artwork, pampering pet products, concert tickets and a brewery tour. The Sfarra family came in first place after raising more than $26,000 for their returning “Chairdog” Pinot. Other top fundraisers and runners up included Max and Harriet Colby, Jill Bergmann, Phoebe’s Friends, Barbara LaRocca and Lauren Wilder. There were many vendors and sponsors including the Cambridge Club, whose “Aquadog” sponsorship covered all of the water-drinking stations for dogs along the walk route. The 50/50 raffle totaled more than $17,000 and was won by a lucky Shrewsbury resident whose family has been volunteering for the shelter for several years.

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To learn more about the MSPCA and their upcoming events for summer and fall, email events@monmouthcountyspca.org.

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