(Port Jefferson Station, NY) - Join Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue and Adoption Center, Inc. at Barkfest 2011, Long Island's largest pet costume contest and parade. The event will take place on October 30 at the Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook, 3131 Nesconset Highway in Stony Brook, from 2-5 p.m. The event will be presented by Save-A-Pet, Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook and JVC Broadcasting.
See some of the best-dressed animals on the planet strut their stuff for the Halloween season for a chance to win special prizes. Music and judging will be provided by JVC Broadcasting radio stations "Party 105" (105.3 FM), "La Fiesta" (98.5 FM), "My Country" (96.1 FM) and classic rock station WRCN (103.9 FM).
Last year, 400 people came out for this festive event. Admission is free, with the option of making a donation to Save-A-Pet. All animals are welcome, but please make sure that all dogs are placed on a leash and all cats are brought in by a carrier. All animals must be current with their vaccinations.
"We would like to thank JVC Broadcasting and Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook for their support and help in putting on this event," said Dori Scofield, President/Founder, Save-A-Pet. "This is a fun event for all pets and pet owners, and those who attend can learn about the benefits of adopting an animal, as opposed to purchasing one from a pet store."
"JVC Broadcasting is proud to be involved in this festive holiday event," said John Caracciolo, President, JVC Broadcasting. "There is no better way to celebrate Halloween with your pet than participating in the parade and enjoying music from some of the top radio stations on Long Island."
"After the success of last year's Long Island Barkfest and perfect fit for our lovely grounds and athletic field, it only makes sense to welcome our community once again to help raise money for such a worthy cause," said Lenore Paprocky, Director of Sales, Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook.
For those who wish to enter their pet into the contest, please RSVP via email to LIBarkfest@gmail.com. Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are also available. For more information, call (631) 471-8000.
For more information on Save-A-Pet, call (631) 473-6333 or visit www.saveapetli.org.
Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue Inc. was established in 1994 and is located in Port Jefferson Station. Save-A-Pet works with The Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter to place homeless animals into new homes with loving families. All of the animals that come to Save-A-Pet are spayed, neutered, tested for diseases and vaccinated. Prospective adopters are thoroughly screened and matched with the most suitable pet for them and their family. Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue is a non-profit, no-kill shelter and is a safe haven for all of the animals that enter it.