The puppies came out to play on Saturday at Central Bark Doggy Day Care in Oswego for the 2013 Puppy Bowl Fundraiser. The annual event helps raise funds and donations for local animal rescue groups. This year’s rescues included Angels on Wheels Animal Rescue, Fur Angels Animal Sanctuary, and Adopt-A-Husky, Inc.
The event featured booths with local pet businesses, a raffle, bake sale, dog nail trims and baths, a pet photographer, and much more. The main attraction was the Puppy Bowl itself, which took place on a tiny football field. The puppies ran and played, scoring touchdowns by carrying a football toy to the end zone. The halftime show featured a demonstration from Mare Potts of Flydogs Training in Oswego.
The entry fee for the event was one item from the rescue group wish list per person. These items included dog and cat food, pet supplies, collars and leashes, cleaning supplies, and more. Along with receiving these items, the rescues also received all of the money raised from the sale of raffle tickets and bake sale items. In total, this year’s event raised about $3,000 in cash and donations.
Central Bark also hosts other annual fundraisers, including a dog wash in the summer and a “Howl-o-ween” party in October. You can find out more information by visiting their fundraising page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OswegoAnimalRescueEvents