Animal Rescue Adopt A Thon at the Park

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On Sunday, June 5th 2016 the Horse Park of New Jersey in Allentown will be hosting the very first Animal Rescue Adopt A Thon! From the hours of 9am to 4pm over 50 animal rescues and 501c3 groups as well as over 35 vendors from the community will gather together for an amazing event. “Our Mission is to help local businesses, animal rescues and the community as a whole to come together for a successful animal adoption and networking event” stated Gina Schneller-Rand, event coordinator. The event is sharing the park that day with the NJ Pony Club Horse Trials which will bring in animal lovers from the community. In addition to rescues, there will be over 30 vendors of all kinds. Local businesses and artists will be showing off and selling their items as well as promoting their company. Of the 50 rescues there will be dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, horses, rabbits and small critters for adoption. Imagine meeting all the amazing pets and rescue groups that work so hard to rehome and treat animals in need. As you are walking through the park you will meet over 16 horse rescues from NY, NJ and PA, 34 cat and dog rescues as well as bird, reptile, rabbit and small critter rescues. Joining the event will be Danielle Montgomery, Program Administrator from Turning for Home Racehorse Retirement Program. “TFH is pleased to have a few of its Partner Farms participating in this Adopt A Thon and appreciates the opportunity to showcase some of the horses they have available for adoption.” Perhaps you are looking for a new best friend of the canine or feline variety. Ralph Pellecchia from , It’s a Dog’s Life Rescue of New Jersey will be there with some awesome dogs and cute kittens that would love to join your family! “We are so excited about attending the Adopt A Thon and bringing our adoptable pets. This is a great opportunity for the community to come together for a wonderful cause.” Besides adopting, Laura Juliano explains her rescue, “Sugar Skull Pittie Rescue strives to make the most out of each special event we are invited to attend. Whether we are advocating for foster homes, educating people about the misconceptions of bully breeds, stressing the importance of positive training or just receiving donations. It’s not always about monetary donations. Volunteers and foster homes are the backbone of what we do. Every bit of that contributes to successfully running a rescue.” If you prefer a winged pet, For the Love of Birds avian rescue will also be part of the day’s attendees. Volunteer Patty hopes to teach the community that “Domesticated birds, especially larger species, live long lives when cared for properly, and will end up having to be placed in at least 2-3 homes throughout their lifespan, so someone needs to be there and help them transition as easily and as stress-free as possible. That’s where we come in!” Throughout the day there will be demonstrations by In the Company of Horses EAGALA, FBI/Police dog Training, Dog Agility, Cold Blooded Encounters as well as a very special and entertaining doggy adoption parade! There will be a petting zoo, pony rides and other activities for children as well as local food vendors including Vesuvios and American Way Catering. For a full list of rescues and vendors attending or for additional information please visit and like the event on or you can obtain a vendor registration form at Since each rescue has different guidelines for the adoption process, please take a look at each rescue’s website to see their adoptable pets as well checking on the adoption requirements.