April 14th 2010 5:35 am
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I wanted to let you all know that I will again be walking in the annual "Barks on the Boards" dog walking event to benefit the Humane Society of Ocean City, NJ (HSOC). The HSOC is a ‘wuffderful’ no-kill shelter that continues to function and grow with the help of public support and a full staff of volunteers.
“Barks on the Boards 2010” will take place on Sunday, May 30th, and is the ONLY day that us furry 4-leggers are allowed to strut our stuff on the boardwalk! This will be my 6th year participating in this pawsome event - it is loads of fun! Last year I had a whole crew of fellow Dogsters at the event, even a pack of weiner dogs all the way from Florida, and we all had a wonderful time. I would love it if we could do that again this year!
Last year, I raised over $3,000 for the shelter & was named highest individual donor for the 4th year in a row. I was in the local paper and even got a little shiny bone shaped plaque wif my name on it! And it was all thanks to the generosity of my family, friends and most importantly my Dogster pals! This year I hope to meet and exceed last year’s amount, and with your help maybe I can! That is a lot of bones that will go a loooong way for the puppers and kitties at the HSOC!
So…if anywoof wants to send a few (or a lot…bol!) of bones in my name you can send it directly to the shelter in my name: Jay-Jay, Yorkshire Terrier, Phila. PA, and make sure you also mention that it is for the “Barks on the Boards 2010” event. Or even better…you can now donate online at the HSOC’s website! And hey, if ya can't send any bones don't worry about it, just bark me some woofs of support to inspire my little legs to keep on walkin' (even though I sit in my stroller most of the day…BOL!) Any sort of support is encouraged, welcomed and appreciated!
A few years ago I started a Dogster group called “JJ’s Faithful Funders”
(http://www.dogster.com/group/Jjs_faithful_funders-8001) so if you are not already a member come on and join! There I will keep you all updated on my fundraising goals, will provide PayPal info, and we might even have some contests and giveaways there too!
Thanks so much for taking the time to read!
Wuv & Licks,
This is the HSOC’s address:
Humane Society of Ocean City
1 Shelter Road
P.O. Box 1254
Ocean City, NJ 08226
This is the HSOC Websites:
This is a snip-it from the HSOC website:
The mission of the Humane Society of Ocean City, New Jersey (HSOC) is to provide a compassionate and healthy environment for the homeless animals in our care until they can be placed into permanent homes or become permanent residents of the shelter.
The HSOC strives to promote responsible pet ownership and reduce the suffering caused by pet overpopulation and animal cruelty by offering low cost spay/neuter solutions, wellness and humane education programs to the community.
The Humane Society of Ocean City is a private, non-profit (501)(c)(3) organization located in Ocean City, New Jersey. HSOC operates a "No-Kill" Animal Shelter; a low-cost spay/neuter clinic and a humane educational center.
Since 1964, HSOC has proudly served Ocean City and surrounding communities in Atlantic and Cape May counties. Our Shelter has rescued and cared for many stray and abandoned pets. HSOC strives to place its homeless residents into good, loving homes. For unwanted pets, HSOC provides them a safe, clean, and happy home in the Shelter for the rest of their precious lives.
In September 2002, HSOC opened a new building for spay/neuter and humane educational services. The local public is welcome to bring their pets and apply for spay or neuter appointments for affordable fees. The clinic has state-of-the-art medical equipment and is staffed by a licensed veterinarian and professional assistants. The educational center holds classes and shelter tours for children and young adults on the proper treatment and care of companion animals. The HSOC also teaches respect for all animals. The center is staffed by dedicated volunteer teachers who effectively convey to young minds an understanding and appreciation of pet guardianship.
There are other ways we help pets, as you will learn by reviewing the many areas of our website. With your financial support and volunteer efforts, we can transform our hopes into realities.
We stand by our motto: "Providing the highest level of compassion and service to our animal friends."
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Can't wait to see you again on the Boardwalk! Then maybe I'll get to go to the doggie beach. I didn't get to go last year. :(.