Dedicated to raising funds and awareness for pet rescue organizations nationwide, an event in Cranbury, NJ on Saturday, August 15 may be the answer for those wanting to help animals in need or thinking about adopting a companion animal. Purina Pro Plan's "Rally Across America" tour will stop at 35 Broadway Road, Cranbury, between 9 am-4 pm on that town's "Because your dog is worth it too" day.
The campaign's goal is to facilitate 300,000 adoptions nationally by the end of 2009. This year marks the third tour since 2005, when the program started. A major fundraising tool is the Rally to Rescue T-shirt collection, which can be seen and purchased on line.
The website (http://www.rallytorescue.org/) indicates that a number of pet rescue groups from the greater NY and NJ area will be in Cranbury. Organization reps will talk about how people can help animals in need and visitors can learn about local pet rescue efforts and sign up to volunteer if they'd like. Pro Plan dog trainer Melissa Heeter will offer live training sessions with her rescued dog, Viola, and cats and dogs can be adopted from the pet rescue organizations.