By providing the education, awareness and resources, we are empowering people to make change in their world for shelter animals.
CAMDEN, New Jersey, (PRWEB) June 01, 2013
Members of Animal Aid USA will join volunteers with the Chow Hounds Food Distribution Project and the Animal Orphanage June 8th to deliver donated pet food to the Brimm Medical Arts High School in Camden.
Voorhees Animal Orphanage is hosting the "Distribution Day" event on behalf of Brimm’s Chow Hounds, a food bank established and operated entirely by Brimm Medical Arts High School students, in partnership with Camden City's Animal Control Officers and the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine. The event will combine the efforts of animal welfare organizations and animal lovers from all across New Jersey to help feed pets belonging to Camden residents.
Many pallets of pet food were donated to the Chow Hounds event through Steve Dash of the Humane Society of Atlantic County through the American Humane Association. The pallets were picked up and transported by Mark Piscitelli of Philadelphia Truck Lines, who donated his time and the use of the truck.
Prince Lorenzo Borghese, co-founder of Animal Aid USA, will be driving the iconic Animal Aid “Amazing Grace” bus, loaded with donated pet food which will be handed out to Camden pet owners. Pets Without Vets Founder and CEO Robin Brennen DVM will be on hand for an “Ask the Doc” question-and-answer session from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., sponsored by Guardians of Rescue animal rights and welfare organization.
The mission of the Guardians of Rescue is to facilitate and foster programs and activities that further the uniquely symbiotic and therapeutic benefits of interaction between people and animals. The Guardians of Rescue is all about compassionate action, people helping animals and animals helping people. At its core, the Guardians of Rescue is an animal rights and welfare organization whose members work to protect the well-being of all animals and their owners, and come to the aid of those in distress.
Dr. Marvin Baynes of South Jersey Mobile Vets will be on hand with his mobile clinic to administer rabies shots at no cost to pet owners on a first come, first served basis. Making of Miracle Stories (MOMS) volunteers will also be on hand to help with food distribution.
Sergeant’s Pet Care Products donated 500 pet health kits as part of its emBARK on Pet Health campaign with the American Humane Association.
Anyone who visits Animal Aid or Humane Society of Atlantic County and adopts a dog will also receive a kits containing $50.00 worth of Sergeant’s supplies. There’s still time to get even more pet health kits to animals in need. Visitors who log on to embarkonpethealth.com and take a free pledge will contribute to another Sergeant’s Pet Health kit being donated to shelters nationwide, according to Serena Thomas of emBARK.
Animal Aid co-founder Karen Talbot says the “Distribution Day” even is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of the suffering that homeless and abandoned pets experience.
"By providing the education, awareness and resources, we are empowering people to make change in their world for shelter animals," Talbot says.
Voorhees Animal Orphanage Director Christine Todd says the Chow Hounds Food Distribution Project is right in step with the animal orphanage’s focus as a no-kill shelter working to help area families with food, medical care and supplies for their pets.
“We take in between 1,500 and 2,000 animals a year and provide food, and medical care until permanent loving homes can be found,” Todd says. “We are proud to be part of the Chow Hounds project and we see it as a great way to reach more people who love their pets and may need a little extra help caring for them.
“We are looking forward to joining forces with the many organizations that will be participating on June 8th.”
The Chow Hounds Food Distribution event will be held from 9 am to 2 pm at Brimm Medical Arts HighSchool 1626 Copewood Street, Camden NJ 08103. For more information, visit the Brimm’s Chow House website, or call 856-522-3654 or 856-213-1224.
About Animal Aid USA:
Co-founded by Prince Lorenzo Borghese and Karen Talbot (M.O.M.S. Rescue Founder) in January 2012, Animal Aid USA is comprised of a group of volunteer animal lovers who drive more than 1,600 miles each month in order to relocate animals from high-kill shelters to receiving rescues and homes. In addition to finding homes for animals facing an uncertain future, Animal Aid USA raises money to fund spay and neuter programs in low income communities, and raise awareness of the legal cruelties happening daily in the U.S., including gas chamber euthanasia. In July 2012, Animal Aid USA raised awareness of the cruelty of gas chamber euthanasia through the Amazing Grace Caravan. This caravan also saved 184 shelter dogs. To date, Animal Aid USA volunteers have rescued more than 3,100 abandoned and homeless dogs.
Borghese combines his animal advocacy commitments with his Royal Treatment products which are available on the Royal Pet Club website. He utilizes his on-air appearances to raise awareness for animal rights causes. Royal Pet Club donates five percent of its profits, plus $2 for every new customer to Animal Aid USA to fund free spay and neuter programs in low income areas. Pictures of altered dogs are then posted on Royal Pet Club’s Royal Fix Club page.