Pet Connection Adoption Day & Open House at the Animal Hospital

July 23rd 8am-Noon

Location:  2 Rocking Horse Lane Slingerlands

Phone: 456-0852

Web:  http://www.theanimalhospital.com/

This is going to be a special day for all!  We are planning on having up to 26 rescue groups and shelters in attendance.  Many have indicated that they will reduce their adoption fees on for this special day!

All who adopt or fill out applications to adopt and who are approved, will receive a complimentary canvas tote bag filled with pet related items and a certificate for $75 in free health care at The Animal Hospital to offset the adoption fee. These bags will also be available to purchase on that day and in the future at The Animal Hospital for $15.00. All proceeds go to Pet Connection.

In addition to finding homes for these pets, we are asking for pet food donations to help the local shelters.

This event will be catered by our good friends at Creo (http://www.creorestaurant.com), Bountiful Bread(http://www.bountifulbread.com) and Central Steak (http://www.centralsteak.com).  All who stop by the adoption clinic or the hospital are welcome.  This will also be your opportunity to have a tour of a state of the art Hospital.  You'll be able to see where Laparoscopic surgery is done……visit with a Golden Eagle in the eagle flight cage who was treated at The Animal Hospital 11 years ago and meet the doctors and staff.  All of you who take this tour will receive a gift bag full of pet care products and a certificate for a free exam to any new client at the hospital.

We will have a special guest to make your adoption even more memorable.  Free of charge, Natalie J. Tal, a professional caricature artist will be creating complimentary artwork of you and your new pet all day! Altamont Country Kennels (http://www.altamontkennels.com) will also be in attendance to “pretty up” any adopted pet at no cost.

There will also be many great vendors to help out and offer discount coupons for services or just help you out with advice:  The Invisible Fence Company (http://northernny.invisiblefence.com/home.asp), Benson's Pet Center (http://www.bensonspet.com) and The Lazy Dog Cookie Company (http://www.lazydogcookies.com).

There will be many great raffles to help raise money for Pet Connection……Two round trip bus tickets to a Yankees game at Yankee Stadium from Yankee Trails (https://www.yankeetrails.com/index.asp?)A gift basket from Benson's full of goodies for dogs and cats……..A silver dog paw print bracelet from Littman Jewelers (http://www.littmanjewelers.com)A great candy basket from Krauses Candy (http://www.krausescandy.com/) dog and cat baskets compliments of  Price Chopper (http://www.pricechopper.com) and much more!  I will have free pictures to autograph along with other Pet Connections souvenirs.

The GRAND prize (which will be free to enter to all who attend our event) will be to spend a day with me at work preparing the weather and to help out with Pet Connection.  After the news we will head over to Creo for a great night of dinner and conversation.

This is your opportunity to find that special pet and give them a second chance at life.  You will also have the unique opportunity to see what is behind those doors at The Animal Hospital.  This is a rare chance to see the amazing care your pet will receive with Dr. Ed Becker and his staff.

I also want to thank CW Whalen & Sons (http://www.whalentent.com/rentals/)

for supplying a big tent for some of us just in case it rains.  They were awesome during my Backyard BBQ's this season !  By the way…if the weather is bad (needs to be raining pretty hard), the rain date is July. 24th.

Here are the shelter and rescue groups that will be in attendance:

Animalovers –  http://www.animalovers.org/

Animal Protective Foundation –  http://www.animalprotective.org/

Animal Shelter of the Schoharie Valley  – http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/assv.html

Brennan Humane Society – http://www.pawsforyou.org/

Cat Tales Rescue – http://www.cattalesrescue.org/

Capital District Humane Association  –  http://www.capitaldistricthumane.com/

Companion Animal Placement Program - http://www.capp-petplacement.org/

Estherville Animal Shelter –  http://www.estervilleanimalshelter.net/

For The Love of Cats (no website) Located in Princetown

Greyhounds As Companions –  http://greyhoundsascompanions.com/

Guilderland Animal Shelter –  http://www.townofguilderland.org/Pages/GuilderlandNY_Animal/index

Heaven Sent Animal Rescue – http://www.heavensentanimalrescue.com/

Homeward Bound Rescue – http://www.homewardbounddogrescue.com/

Kitten Angels –  http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/NY868.html

Mohawk Hudson River Humane Society – http://www.mohawkhumanesociety.org/

Montgomery County SPCA – http://mc-spca.org/

Noah's Kingdom – http://www.noahskingdom.org/

Out Of The Pitts – http://www.outofthepits.org/

PepperTree Rescue – http://www.peppertree.org/

Purrs and Paws – http://www.purrsandpawsrescue.org/

Rottie Empire Rescue – http://www.rottieempirerescue.com/Rottie_Empire_Rescue/

Safe At Last – http://safeatlast.rescuegroups.org/

Saratoga County Animal Shelter – http://www.saratogacountyny.gov/

The Animal Support Project  –  http://www.theanimalsupportproject.org/

Waggin' Tails Rescue – http://www.waggintailsny.com/

Whiskers – http://www.ewhiskers.com/

For directions to the Animal Hospital and any updates on our event, please go to: www.theanimalhospital.com

I hope to see all of you there…it's going to be a fun day and we will help so many pets in need.  There is even the chance that Elisa Streeter, Steve Ammerman and Lydia Kulbida will stop by with their pets to share with us!

From 10:00am – Noon WGNA 107.7FM (http://wgna.com)will be on site to do a Live Broadcast! After there will be live music courtesy of Vinnie Leddick (http://vinnieleddick.com/index.htm)from the Sagamore Hotel.

See you July 23rd!

Steve Caporizzo

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