The Nassau County SPCA Invites Everyone to the 2nd Annual Nassau Barkfest

Pet food donation boxes will be available to help feed hungry pets.

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East Meadow, NY - October 10, 2014 - The free event is sponsored by the Nassau County SPCA and Long Island's K98.3.  The parade and costume judging begin at 1:00p.m.  With prizes being awarded for the following categories: Best Overall Pet Costume First, Second and Third Place; Most Unique Pet Costume 1st and 2nd Place; Cutest Pet Costume 1st and 2nd Place; Scariest Pet Costume 1st and 2nd Place; Funniest Pet Costume; Best Pet Couple Costume; Best Owner/Pet Costume Combo; and My Pet is Wearing that Next Year Costume.

The Nassau SPCA asks participants to bring a pet food donation to help families with pets who are facing difficult financial times.

"I invite all pet owners and spectators to join us on October 19th for Nassau's Barkfest," said County Executive Mangano.  "I thank our sponsors - Nassau SPCA and Long Island's K98.3 - for their generosity.  For many of us our pets are members of our family and this is a great way to enjoy a nice afternoon together."

Many rescue groups and animal friendly organizations will be on site to celebrate. Anyone looking to add a four legged friend to their family should stop by as well as many rescue groups will have pets available for adoption. Those groups include: North Shore Animal League, FurBabies Rescue, The Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter, Last Hope, Bobbi and the Strays, Long Beach Humane Society, Ruff House Rescue, Echo Dogs White Shepherd Rescue and Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue.

WHEN:
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Costume Judging & Prizes at 1:00p.m.
Sunday, October 19, 2014

WHERE:
Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre
Eisenhower Park
(Parking at Field6 &6A)
East Meadow, NY         
 
To Report Animal Cruelty call 516-THE-SPCA, email crueltystoppers@ncspca.us or use our online form. If are reporting an emergency, or that an animal is it about to be imminently injured or killed, CALL 911 and request immediate police response.
 
About Nassau County SPCA  
Located in Nassau County, New York, The Nassau County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a 501(c) (3), nonprofit organization originally designed to protect animals in the county from abuse and neglect, and to provide basic welfare. We hold special authority to enforce NYS Agriculture & Markets Law, and all other state and local humane laws. We are the only animal protection agency officially designated to operate within the county's borders.

The NCSPCA is a volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue, care and placement of needy animals. The Society is run entirely by unpaid volunteers and its operations have been historically funded through contributions solicited from the public and through corporate grants.

The NCSPCA receives no public funding, is in no way affiliated with, a subdivision of or funded by any other local, state or national organization and every contribution, large or small, helps to provide the critical care needed to help homeless, abused and neglected animals in Nassau County. The continued success of each program relies entirely on donations. No money given to any other spca organization aids or benefits the NCSPCA. Your generous contribution will help the NCSPCA in all of its efforts.