Halloween Party, Pet Adoption Event at Southern Ocean County Animal Facility Oct. 27

Oct 25, 2012

The fifth annual Fall Furfest, a Halloween party and pet adoption event, will be held at the Southern Ocean County Animal Facility, located at 360 Haywood Rd. in Manahawkin, on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event will feature information on animal health and grooming, as well as expert training tips.

Dress your playful pooches and frisky felines in their best costumes for a chance to win first place in various categories, including funniest, scariest, cutest and most original get-up. Then show off those creative outfits during the dog parade.

“Each year the parade of animals gets bigger,” said Ocean County Freeholder Director Gerry P. Little, liaison to the Ocean County Board of Health, in an Oct. 12 press release. “It’s a great way for a family to spend a Saturday afternoon,” he added.

Stick around for giveaways, games and a delicious bake sale. Professional pet photos shot by expert photographer Mike Bagley will be offered throughout the day for a nominal fee.

People will also have the opportunity to check out the facility’s various breeds of dogs and cats that are available for adoption. Adoption fees will be waived for certain pets.

For more information, contact the facility at 609-978-0127, or visit the Ocean County Health Department at http://www.ochd.org/—K.A.E.

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