Pet Rock Fest, the 15th annual, took place in September at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester. Thanks, a little, to some gorgeous (albeit windy) weather, it turned out to be one of our most successful yet.
And success means Pet Rock is able to help even more New England animals in need. Thanks to the overwhelming support of sponsors, volunteers and attendees, a number of charities benefited from the proceeds this year.
The following charities received a donation from Pet Rock Fest: Baypath Humane Society; Sweet Paws Rescue; Gifford Cat Shelter; Pawfect Life Rescue; Foster Parrots; Animal Legal Defense Fund; Maple Farm Sanctuary; MSPCA; EchoDog White German Shepherd Rescue; Worcester Animal Rescue League; Private Citizens for Pets in Peril; Humane Society: Youth – KIND News; and Spay Worcester.
Congrats, also, to Big Fluffy Rescue, which won our coveted Adoptable Pet Parade, receiving $500 from Pet Rock Fest at the festival. And our two lottery winners were Canines for Disabled Kids and PetChance, each also receiving $500 from Pet Rock Fest. Congrats also to our dog contest winners, as well as our cat photo contest winners, which will graced the pages of our 2014 Pet Rock Fest calendar.
“This is what it’s all about –helping animals,” said Founding Partner Charlene Arsenault. “With so many charitable organizations out there, it can be hard to know where to give your hard earned money. This is a small operation, and the money goes directly to helping animals. It’s extremely effective and the results are tangible. Thanks so much to everyone for supporting us for 15 years.”
“The Pet Rock grant program allows us to carry out the mission of Pet Rock to support animal welfare organizations in order to aid animals in need and prevent animal cruelty,” said Founding Partner Jeannie Hebert. “We are deeply honored to be able to assist these very worthy organizations.”
Please read more about these charities and the wonderful difference they make in the lives of so many animals.
Celebrating 15 years, Pet Rock Fest is the largest event of its kind in the Northeast, an annual festival that promotes kindness to animals and responsible pet ownership. Pet Rock Fest, held in September each year, is a family festival that features guest speakers, vegetarian food, live music, games, events, a raffle, vendors, and hundreds of area animal welfare organizations. Pet Rock is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Donations are tax deductible.
If you’d like more information, visit www.petrockfest.org.
Interested in taking part in Pet Rock Fest 2014, happening on Sept. 7, 2014? Email email@example.com.