Senator Jennifer Beck joined representatives of the Monmouth County SPCA (MCSPCA) to kick off their participation in the ASPCA $100K challenge, a nationally held competition for animal welfare organizations to save a minimum of 300 more lives than the previous year. The competition spans the months of August, September and October.
“The Monmouth SPCA has an amazing goal to save over 5,000 lost, neglected or abused animals this year,” explained Beck, R-Monmouth. “Relying solely on the generosity of donors, the MCSPCA receives no state or federal financial assistance.”
“We are excited to introduce our new Puppy Rescue Center, which will transport twenty five puppies weekly from South Carolina, Puerto Rico and other over-crowded rescue centers to the MCSPCA,” explained Laurie Garrison, Executive Director of the MCSPCA. “We are also unveiling our first ever ad campaign as well as introducing some of our new promotional adoptions plans.”
To kick off the Challenge the MCSPCA is holding a Midnight Madness Adoption Event August 5th and a special Adoptathon on August 6th–7th, with the goal of adopting 150 dogs and cats over those three days. Adopting families during those days will receive a Very Important Pet Swag Bag and a Commemorative Adoption Certificate. Also, there will be no adoption fees assessed on adult pets (over 4 months old) during the next three months.
“As a dog owner myself, I know how life changing the friendship of an animal companion can be,” Beck stated. “There are so many beautiful and loving animals here and more coming every day. I really hope residents of the Monmouth county area will make their way out to the MCSPCA and open their hearts and homes to a new best friend.”