A DAY OF FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY… PETS INVITED TOO!
(Jackson) – Looking to do something special with your pet this summer? How about bringing your favorite four-legged friend to the 1st Annual June Jamboree and Family Fun Day hosted by the Northern Ocean County Animal Facility on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 from 1pm to 4pm.
Dress up your pet in their favorite party attire and let them strut their stuff by entering the pet costume parade. Prizes and ribbons are awarded in a variety of categories, including cutest, funniest, most original, and best in show! Or see how you and your pooch team up in a variety games and contests such as musical beach towels and best trick.
“It’s fun to see all of the creative and interesting costumes people come up with for their pets. And it is not just the dogs that can get in on the action. Our southern facility hosts a Halloween pet parade in the Fall, and we have seen some incredible costumes and floats with dogs, cats and even ducks and goats,” exclaims Ocean County Freeholder Gerry P. Little, liaison to the Ocean County Board of Health.
The June Jamboree and Family Fun Day gets underway at 1pm, with the costume parade starting sharply at 1:30pm. Anyone wishing to enter their pets in the parade is asked to arrive at 1pm to complete registration.
Another highlight of the event features the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department with their captivating K-9 demonstration. Sheriff’s Officers and their K-9 partners proudly show and educate residents about the unique jobs these hard working service canines perform and the special bond between them.
“Don’t forget the June Jamboree will also have dozens of cats, kittens and dogs ready for permanent loving homes as well,” explains Daniel E. Regenye, Ocean County Health Department Public Health Coordinator. “We have so many lovable pets for adoption that will just melt your heart.”
“The name of the event says it all,” added Little. “The June Jamboree and Family Fun Day is just a wonderful way to spend a summer day with the whole family, including the furry, four-legged family members.”
The Ocean County Health Department operates two Animal Facilities located in Jackson and Manahawkin. Both facilities are open 7 days a week and every pet adoption includes spaying/neutering, micro-chipping, age appropriate vaccinations, and a health exam by the shelter veterinarian.
For more information regarding the June Jamboree and Family Fun Day, please visit the Ocean County Health Department website at www.ochd.org or follow us on Twitter@OCpublichealth, like us on Facebook and find us on our new YouTube Channel. Also, please check out our new website at www.phu2.org, to access and learn more about our Public Health is You Too! campaign to help equip you to take simple steps to improve your health.