CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN AT THE 9TH ANNUAL FURFEST AND PET HALLOWEEN PARADE AT THE SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY ANIMAL FACILITYBy Brian Lippai on Thursday, October 20, 2016
The Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) will be hosting its 9th Annual Fall Furfest and Halloween Pet Parade on Saturday, October 29th, from 1- 4PM.
Ocean County Freeholder Deputy Director Gerry P. Little, Liaison to the Ocean County Board of Health, says, “The Furfest is always the biggest event of the year at the animal facilities and we invite residents to come out for a great day of family fun.”
The highlight of the FurFest is the Halloween costume pet parade. Prizes and ribbons are awarded in the categories of Best, Funniest, Cutest, Scariest and Most Original costumes. Brian Lippai, Manager of the Southern and Northern Ocean County Animal Facilities for the Health Department, shares, “Folks really get into the spirit of the holiday by coming up with some very creative costumes for their four-legged friends. What better way to party with your pooch then dressing them up for Halloween and watching them strut their stuff. If you've never come out before, then this is the year to join the fun."
Daniel Regenye, Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) Public Health Coordinator, says, "The Furfest is also about showcasing the many cats and dogs we have available for adoption at the Southern Ocean County Animal Facility. Many enjoy the costume parade while others come to the event to find their new best friend. We remind all interested adopters that all our animals are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped, and receive age-appropriate vaccinations."
Freeholder Little added, “We invite everyone to celebrate the pet party of the year whether you take part in the parade or just come out to cheer on all the contestants."
The Southern Ocean County Animal Facility, operated under the care of the Ocean County Health Department, is located at 360 Haywood Road in Manahawkin in the Stafford Business Park. For more information regarding the Furfest or about adopting a pet, please call 609-978-0127 or 732-657-8086.
Visit the Ocean County Health Department website at www.ochd.org or follow the Health Department on Twitter@OCpublichealth or like the Health Department on Facebook.