Pinellas Park, 7331 Park Blvd. North
10:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014
Tampa Bay residents will have a great opportunity on Saturday, Jan 18th from 10 am until 3 pm to meet a wide variety of adoptable dogs and cats!
With more than 30 adoption groups scheduled to attend, the 5th Annual Parade of Rescues promises a strong chance for furry friends to find their forever homes. The need for finding good homes for stray animals in the community has never been greater. In 2012, more than 10,000 animals were euthanized in four top shelters in the Tampa Bay area alone. Shelter euthanasia is the leading cause of death for both cats and dogs in the United States.
The first Parade of Rescues event was hosted by the Pinellas Park Pet Supplies Plus in January of 2009 in hopes of finding loving homes for sheltered and fostered animals. Every year the event has grown, attracting rescue groups from greater distances, and matching larger numbers of adoptable pets with responsible owners. This year, 33 adoption groups, a new record number, have agreed to attend.
The following groups will also be on site for the event:
“Considering that one quarter of animals entering shelters are purebred and most are under 18 months old, we truly believe that anyone can find the pet they want through adoption. We created this event five years ago in hopes of helping large numbers of homeless animals find caring families,” said Dave Oser, owner of the Pinellas Park Pet Supplies Plus store.
“Every year our Parade Of Rescues event grows,” Oser continued. “We’re proud to announce that 33 adoption groups have RSVP’d to attend this year. We hope the event will also encourage a record number of attendees and, ultimately, of adoptions to lasting homes.”
Founded as a single pet store in Redford, Michigan, in June 1988, Pet Supplies Plus is the third largest retail chain the US pet industry. The Pinellas Park Pet Supplies Plus store is located at 7331 Park Boulevard North in Pinellas Park, Florida. For more information, contact the store at 727-541-1199 or visit www.petsuppliesplusfl.com.
Following is a list of animal rescue organizations scheduled to participate in the Pinellas Park Pet Supplies Plus Parade Of Rescues event: