By Daniel Elliot
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
C.A.R.L. recognizes local businesses who save the lives of dogs at the 19th Annual Pooch Parade
Ventura, CA – July 1, 2016 – Canine Adoption and Rescue League (C.A.R.L.) today recognized and thanked the major sponsors of the 19th Annual Pooch Parade, a major fundraising event taking place July 17th at San Buenaventura State Beach.
The Pooch Parade, held annually since 1997, is an institution in the Ventura County animal rescue community. The centerpiece of the event is the Parade itself, a 3-mile fundraising walk for dogs and their owners. Each year, thousands of people attend the free event to watch as approximately 250 dogs march from San Buenaventura State Beach to Surfer’s Point and back.
The rest of the fun-filled day is spent with food trucks, a photo booth, a silent auction, pet-related vendors, and dog contests such as “Most Obedient” and “Best Kisser”. This year, beachgoers will also enjoy a free concert by Ventura County blues legends Kelly’s Lot and performances by wandering magician The Amazing Dave.
All of the following businesses were instrumental to the success of the 2016 Pooch Parade.
• Cumulus Media (Top Dog Sponsor: $10,000+)
• Ohana Pet Hospital (Paws Up Sponsor: $5,000 – $9,999)
Hot Dog Sponsors ($1,500 – $3,499)
• Kirby Subaru of Ventura
• Ventura Pet Barn
• Ojai Valley Directory
• ABC Auto Care
• C.A.R.L.’s Pet Care Center
• Marty Glassman Sound Decision
• Savory Prime
• VCA Care Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital
• Veterinary Medical & Surgical Group (VMSG)
Proceeds from the fundraising walk, silent auction, photo booth, and merchandise sales help sustain C.A.R.L.’s all-breed, no-kill dog rescue operations. As a leader among local animal rescues, C.A.R.L. provides crucial support to Ventura County Animal Services in keeping the county no-kill. The Pooch Parade raises a large portion of C.A.R.L.’s annual operating expenses, allowing the organization to save the lives of hundreds of dogs each year.
Registrations for the Pooch Parade fundraising walk are open until the morning of the event. Registration is $45, and includes a commemorative t-shirt and entry to all contests. To register online and save $5, visit http://poochparade.org.
The Pooch Parade will be held on July 17th at San Buenaventura State Beach, 901 San Pedro St, Ventura, CA 93001. Admission is free.
About Canine Adoption and Rescue League (C.A.R.L.)
Canine Adoption and Rescue League (C.A.R.L.) is a 501c3 registered non-profit, no-kill dog rescue and sanctuary. Its mission is to advocate for animal welfare, seeking to end the needless deaths of companion animals through its adoption, education, and outreach programs.
Since 1996, C.A.R.L. has rescued and placed thousands of unwanted, sick, abandoned, and homeless dogs. Dogs in the adoption program are placed in pre-screened, loving and secure homes.
To learn more about C.A.R.L., how to donate, how to adopt, or how to volunteer, visit www.carldogs.org or call (805) 644-PETS.
PO Box 5022
Ventura, CA 93005