First Quarter 2014
A DOG DAY AFTERNOON
Over $3,000.00 raised for local charity at “Dog Day Afternoon 2014”
St. Johns County nonprofit Friends of St. Johns County Pet Center will be receiving over $3,000.00 toward their good work for our furry friends following Dog Day Afternoon 2014 on April 6th. Local charitable organization JCP CARES set a new proceeds record at Sunday’s celebration of all things canine. First Coast resident’s spent the beautiful afternoon with their best friends listening to music, practicing the canine obstacle course, enjoying dog washes and “pet-i-cures” and having their pictures taken. This year, visitors were also able to take advantage of low cost micro-chipping from Julington Creek Animal Hospital.
Vendors of canine interest included LuLu’s Collars with fun and fancy accessories, Rewarded Behavior Continues Dog & Puppy Training, Invisible Fence and Pet Chef Express FL along with Hawaiian Shaved Ice and hot dogs for their families. Friends of St. Johns County Pet Center was very pleased with the event and resulting adoption of 60% of the animals brought out to the event Sunday. To see St. Johns County Pet Center animals currently up for adoption, to make a donation, or to learn more about the Friends of St. Johns County Pet Center, please visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fosjcpc . Over 200 service hours were earned for local youth who were volunteering. “Continuing to involve our local families not only in the fund-raising, but also with volunteer opportunities, is very important as we work to raise children with a charitable spirit,” stated Kathy Bravo, President and Founder of JCP CARES. “We are so pleased that this event touches St. Johns County families in many ways.”
Dog Day Afternoon is an annual event benefitting nonprofits focused on animals. JCP CARES, as a grassroots non-profit organization, has to date generated over $500,000 dollars in charitable giving, and logged almost 8,000 community service hours. If you would like more information about events or to become involved in 2014, please go to www.jcpcares.org for contact information.
Thank you Moe's for your support!
Photos from Dog Day Afternoon 2013 and earlier