BOGOTA, N.J. -- Bring your pet and take pictures with Santa at the S.T.A.R.T. II fourth annual holiday event at the Bogota Recreation Center.
The event will be on Sunday, Dec. 6, from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Save The Animals Rescue Team II (START II), started in 1989, is a non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating the plight of homeless and abandoned companion animals. Twice a week members from the organization visit a local pound and take as many adoptable animals as they can. These animals are provided veterinary care, clean living conditions, exercise and socialization.
It works with potential adopters to find that perfect match, giving them a "fur"- ever home for life. In addition, it educates the public on the importance of spaying and neutering, as well as offering low cost options, vaccinations, preventive medications and proper living conditions for new and existing pets.
This lifesaving work is critical for many of these unfortunate animals, since their only crime was to be born unwanted. Since its inception, START II has rescued and placed over 7,000 dogs and cats.
At the Santa START II holiday event, there will be a holiday sale and several raffle items including a pair of Knicks tickets valued at $250 each. There will also be a caricature artist and a food truck with refreshments.
All proceeds benefit a no-kill animal shelter that provides care to pets until they can find a forever home.
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The Bogota Recreation Center is at 162 West Main St. Call (201) 487-4368.
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