Meet adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens while supporting local animal shelters and rescue groups at the third annual Livingston Pet Adoption Expo, scheduled for Sat., June 17 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Shoppes at the Livingston Circle in Livingston. Admission and parking are free; the rain date is Sat., Oct. 14.
Hosted by The Shoppes at the Livingston Circle and Eastman Companies, the theme for this year’s event is “Adopt a Friend Forever.” Sponsors include Friends of the Livingston Animal Shelter, Healthy Community Healthy Youth Initiative (HCHY) of Livingston, Livingston High School students and the Livingston Police Department. Food will be provided by UNICO.
Last year’s Livingston Pet Expo resulted in 10 pet adoptions and raised more than $14,500 for the Livingston Animal Shelter.
This family-friendly event once again will offer something for pets and people alike. Caricature artist Neil McMillin of Neillustrations will be on hand to capture one-of-a-kind memories of attendees’ four-legged friends. Cost per pet is $15 for a color picture; $10 for black and white. Additionally, food and beverages will be available for purchase and there will be vendors, live music by local student band “The Untitled,” and demonstrations from the Seeing Eye Puppy Club of Essex County and the Livingston Robotics Club.
Friends of the Livingston Animal Shelter is seeking additional businesses and non-profit and community groups to participate as vendors. The cost is $50 per table which will benefit the Expo’s participating rescue groups.