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Easy way to help
We are delivering 352 bags of pet food each month. Help us make your contribution dollars go further by calling Purina at 800.778.7462 and request a $1 coupon for Purina Products. You can even sign up to receive a monthly email reminder to make the call. It couldn’t be easier, and the impact on savings is enormous. Go to Operation Feed-A-Pet for more details.
CARNIVALE OF THE DOGS – HUGE SUCCESS!
Our 9th annual Carnivale of the Dogs, sponsored by TD Bank, took place on October 2nd at the Ridgewood Duck Pond in the pavilion area. A variety of participants were on hand including vendors, selling everything from all natural dog food to dog sketches to doggie Halloween costumes, as well as several pet-related services. We also hosted many rescue groups with dogs and rabbits for adoption. There were also demonstrations by the Bergen County K-9 division and Kathy Santo Dog Training of Ramsey as well as a ‘Blessing of the Animals’ performed by Reverend Joanne Van Sant of the Friends to Friends Community Church in Ridgewood.
Our Delaney Dog Show was a big hit with the crowd with dogs competing in the categories of “Best Kisser”, “Best Trick”, “Best Costume” and “Cutest Puppy”. Our four first place winners Pit Mix Sally (Best Kisser), Golden Retriever Sherman (Best Trick), Cocker Spaniel Rusty (Best Costume) and Sheltie Geillis (Cutest Puppy) went on to compete for “Best In Show” and that title went to Golden Retriever Sherman!
There is also an online component to this event called “First Giving” where registrants raise money for Companion Animal Advocates. Each participant sets up an online fundraising page, dedicated to their pet, where friends and family can donate to the designated charity. This goes on for months leading up the event and is how the majority of the event proceeds are raised. We are proud to announce the members of our Royal Family this year:
Queen Toti Nonna, owned by Sandi LoConti – $10, 610
Princess Penny, owned by Melissa Delrosso – $550
Duke Keiko, owned by Annie DiGirolamo – $200
We would like to thank Sandi LoConti, who has been our top fundraising participant for 8 years, raising a staggering $59,020 for CAA since 2009! We also want to thank everyone that came out to support us, attendees and participants alike, making this yet another successful Carnivale of the Dogs!
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Raise funds for Companion Animal Advocates by simply calling or visiting your local TD Bank and tell them that you want to support CAA (Code A1706) through their Affinity Program. TD Bank will donate to CAA annually based on a percentage of the total monies in the accounts linked to us whether they be new accounts or existing accounts.
That’s all there is to it. Naturally, we never have any information or access to anyone’s accounts and the support can be substantial!
Donations & Grants
Support from Animal Farm Foundation has allowed Companion Animal Advocates to further its mission by awarding a grant of $3,700 to be used to purchase pet food for our Operation Feed A Pet program. Please visit www.animalfarmfoundation.org to learn more about this wonderful organization.
Big thanks to Red Rover for giving CAA a $2,000 grant for Operation Feed-A-Pet
The numbers don’t lie.
We are very proud the accomplishments that Companion Animal Advocates have made in its history. Here are a few of our favorite milestones.
“We envision a future where every pet has a family and every family can keep their pet.”