On September 29th you can catch the first nip of fall on Coney Island while helping Posh Pets at their 3rd Annual K9*5K Boardwalk Carnival. If you and pup like to run, show up at 9 am for the race. If you prefer to walk, 10 am for the walk. Zumba your thing? 10 am. If you like to play, you can play all day. Bring pup for a day of fun. Meet at Coney Island’s Parachute Jump. There is free metered parking at Surf Avenue & West 15th Street. Posh Pets, sponsor of the Carnival is a pet rescue based in South Brooklyn. They provide medical care, rehabilitation and placement of homeless animals, many of whom are rescued at the very last moment from euthanasia at the City shelters. They are a 501(c)3 and associated with the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC Pets as an APO (Alliance Participating Organization). Last calendar year alone they were responsible for the adoption of over 600 dogs and cats.
Like many NYC rescue organizations, Posh Pets depends on a network of foster homes to care for the pets being rescued.
Posh Pets founder and president, Linda Vetrano states their mission beautifully,
We provide safe haven to all those who find their way to us through whatever circumstance, whether abandoned, injured or neglected. No matter the breed, health or age, we believe that all should live secure, healthy lives and we work tirelessly in our attempts to find the right homes with people who will love their pets for a lifetime.
The K9*5K will have delicious free food and beverages, a fabulous DJ, beautiful dogs for adoption and a special beach play area (one for large and one for small dogs) next to the boardwalk.
Yes, this is the same day as Atlantic Antic. If any of our Barkers attend the K9*5K, please let us know and we will give you the prize of your choice from our prize wheel, free. No spinning necessary.
If you would like to help Posh Pets in other ways from fostering a dog or cat to walking or grooming or taking to the vet, email them at: MsLondonspets@aol.com.
For more information, visit their website PoshPetsRescue.org.
To register for the K9*5K: firstgiving.com/poshpets/K9-5K2013.