Nearly 70 deserving pets were adopted during Woof Gang Bakery’s second adopt-a-thon event held on May 9, 2015. Another 26 pet adoption applications are in progress. The event, held in collaboration with more than 70 local animal rescue groups, was hosted at 42 Woof Gang Bakery stores across six states.
Local animal rescue organizations also received donations from customers and Woof Gang Bakery. Donations included nearly 2,600 pounds of pet food, $9,800 in goods and veterinary services, and $500 in grooming services, including baths and grooms for newly adopted dogs.
Adoptions resulting from the event included a lovable 150-pound English Mastiff and a Labrador Retriever who had been in foster care and in need of a permanent home for more than a year. At Woof Gang Bakery Jacksonville, Florida, USA, funds were raised to provide surgery for a Staffordshire terrier who suffered BB gun injuries. That dog also was adopted that day.
Throughout the entire year, Woof Gang Bakery strives to help raise awareness for the more than 7 million adoptable dogs and cats across the country. Working with local pet rescue organizations, Woof Gang Bakery aims to assist shelter animals and help them find forever homes.
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