Pet Rock Fest Contributes To Animal Cruelty Case Reward Fund; Puppies Were Found In A Bag In a River

In mid-September, a kayaker on the Blackstone River in Uxbridge heard some whimpering sounds coming from a bag he saw floating nearby on the river. About 100 yards south of Unitrans Transportation on River Road, the kayaker grabbed the bag before it went underwater. In that bag, he found six, one-week-old puppies, all remarkably still... View Article

In mid-September, a kayaker on the Blackstone River in Uxbridge heard some whimpering sounds coming from a bag he saw floating nearby on the river. About 100 yards south of Unitrans Transportation on River Road, the kayaker grabbed the bag before it went underwater. In that bag, he found six, one-week-old puppies, all remarkably still alive.

He called the authorities, and the dogs were brought to a shelter to recover.

An investigation is underway to pinpoint the suspect, and Pet Rock Fest has joined in donating toward the reward fund more than $1,000, which will hopefully bring the perpetrators of this heinous crime to justice.

Pet Rock Fest features live music, a vegetarian food court, games for kids, contests for dogs, a cat photo contest, photos with your pets, doggie massages, a doggie water park, demonstrations, exhibits, vendors and, most importantly, hundreds of nonprofit groups devoted to animal welfare causes. All animals.

Pet Rock Fest gives its proceeds to worthy animal related charities that support a variety of causes, from shelters to law reform to farm animal sanctuaries.

For updates on the plans for the day, groups signed up to attend, and other official or not so official news, visit petrockfest.org or check us out on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/petrockfest and on Twitter @Petrockfestival.

Celebrating nearly 20  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.

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If you’d like more information, visit www.petrockfest.org.


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