Ocean County Health Department Contact: Brian Lippai
PO Box 2191 Public Information Officer
Toms River, NJ 08754-2191 732-341-9700, ext. 7735
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: October 23, 2017
DRESS UP YOUR POOCH FOR THE 10TH ANNUAL FUFEST
AND HALLOWEEN PARADE AT
THE SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY ANIMAL FACILITY!
Halloween has always been a fun time
to find that perfect costume for the children and even adults , but nowadays
dressing up our four-legged friends is just as exciting. That's why the Ocean
County Health Department (OCHD) is back hosting its annual Halloween Pet Parade
and 10th Annual Furfest this Saturday, October 28th, from 1- 4PM.
Ocean County Freeholder Gerry P.
Little, Liaison to the Ocean County Board of Health, says, “This is our 10th consecutive
year hosting the dog costume parade and it's always the biggest event of the
year at the animal facilities. 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, Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) Public
Information Officer, shares,
“Residents really get into the spirit of Halloween by coming
up with some very creative
costumes for their four-legged friends. In the past we've
had dogs dressed as lobsters, pilots,
movie characters, famous athletes and so many spectacular
ideas. What a better way to party
with your pooch then dressing them up for Halloween and
watching them strut their stuff."
Daniel Regenye, Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) Public
Health Coordinator, says,
"The Furfest is also about showcasing the many lovable cats
and dogs we have available for
adoption at the Southern
Ocean County Animal Facility. Many people
come to enjoy the
costume parade while others
come to the event to find their new best friend."
County Freeholder Director Joseph H.
Vicari, added, "We like to encourage residents
adopt dogs and cats from shelters as opposed to puppy mills.
We have so many wonderful
animals to choose from and keep in mind that they all are
spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and
receive age-appropriate vaccinations."
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.