18th Annual Boardwalkin’ for Pets Event in Ocean City


♪ [APPLAUSE] >>>IF YESTERDAY IS ANY INDICATION, THEY DELMARVALIFE LOVE TO SHOW YOU THE ANIMALS WHO NEED A HOME THAT ENSURING THE ADOPTION SUCCESS STORIES WITH YOU, OUR VIEWERS ARE IT IS A BONUS WHEN THEY COME INTO HISTORIC STUDIO D, DRESSED TO IMPRESS AS THEY GET READY FOR THIS WEEKENDS RESCUES ROCK THE RUNWAY FASHION SHOW. OH MY GOODNESS. YOU HAVE ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO COME OUT TO SEE THE FUR BALLS STRUTTING THEIR STUFF, BUT THIS TIME, ON THE BOARDWALKIN’ FOR PETS.>>THAT’S RIGHT, HERE TO TELL US MORE ABOUT IT IS HEATHER WITH THE WORCESTER COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY, AND HE BROUGHT ALONG >>YES, THIS IS DIGGER. HE IS ABOUT 13 WEEKS AND IS UP FOR ADOPTION AT THE WORCESTER COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY.>>BUT I’M BEGINNING TO THINK HE MIGHT NOT MAKE IT OUT OF THE STUDIO.>>I THINK WE ARE HAVING AN ADOPTION MORE RIGHT NOW. [LAUGHTER] >>SO BEFORE WE GET TO THE EVENT DETAILS, LET’S TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT THE WORCESTER COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY DOES.>>WE TRY TO TAKE CARE OF AS MANY ANIMALS AS POSSIBLE, ONE OF THE FEW NO KILL SHELTERS WHICH MAKES US VERY FORTUNATE BUT INCURS A LOT OF DIFFICULTIES. BUT IN FACT, THIS BOY IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF THINGS WE ARE ABLE TO DO BECAUSE HE WAS BOLD FROM A VIRGINIA SHELTER WHICH WAS A KILL SHELTER AND BROUGHT INTO GET ADOPTED. WE TRY TO DO AS MUCH TO HELP COMMUNITY PETS, AS WELL AS IF WE HAVE SPACE, WE REACH OUTSIDE OF THE COMMUNITY AND PULL THEM IN.>>IS GOING RIGHT TO SLEEP.>>HE IS, A GOOD ONE.>>NOW, YOU WANT TO START A SPAY AND NEUTER CLINIC?>>YES, ONE OF OUR INITIATIVES IS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THAT. WE HAD OVER 200 KITTENS COME IN, AND BE NO KILL, WE HAVE TO VET THEM ALL AND THEY DON’T LEAVE THE CHILDREN UNLESS THEY ARE SPAYED AND NEUTERED. SO ONE OF OUR INITIATIVES IS TO DO THAT SO IT HELPS HER SHELTER AS WELL AS THE COMMITTEE BECAUSE EVERYONE IS OVERRUN WITH KITTENS. WE NEED TO FIND A WAY TO STOP THE PROCESS.>>AND YOU NEED HELP, SO WE HAVE THE BOARDWALKIN’ FOR PETS?>>YES. IT ALL STARTS WITH DINNER AT ADOLPHUS, THREE SEATINGS, FOUR, SIX, AND EIGHT. WE WILL HAVE A SILENT AUCTION RUNNING. IN FACT, THE SILENT AUCTION GOES UP NEXT TUESDAY NIGHT ONLINE SO EVERYONE CAN GET A PREVIEW OF WHAT IS GOING ON. THEN IT WILL END OF THE EVENT ITSELF, WITH A VERY NICE FAMILY FRIENDLY DINNER. NOT PET FRIENDLY, BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE COMING IN FROM OUT OF TOWN, PENNSYLVANIA AND NEW YORK, PROBABLY SEVEN OR EIGHT STATES AROUND AS THEY COME TO THIS. LAST YEAR WE HAD AROUND 300 PEOPLE AT THE DINNER AND THAT PLUS MORE WITH PETS ON THE BOARDWALK.>>SO A BIG OF A?>>YES. JUMP IN THERE TO LOOK AT THE WEBSITE AS WELL AS OUR FACEBOOK PAGES TO REGISTER ONLINE. WE HAVE A GREAT THING WITH CROWD FRIES YOU CAN CREATE YOUR OWN TEAM, PUSH IT TO YOUR FRIENDS, EMAIL IT AND FACEBOOK IT, ALL THAT STUFF. AND IF YOU’VE REGISTERED, COME TO WALK FOR $25, A DONATION, YOU GET A T-SHIRT OR BANDANNA. $50 DONATION LEVEL, YOU ALSO GET A TEACHER. YOU GET A WATER BOTTLE. WE JUST HAVE A GREAT TIME AND I ENCOURAGE PEOPLE I DON’T CARE IF THEY RAISE FIVE DOLLARS OR WE ACTUALLY HAVE BIS HAS COME TOGETHER AND SAVE PENNIES, ASKED THEIR COMMUNITY AND THEIR WILL OVER $3300 RIGHT NOW.>>THAT’S AMAZING.>>SO WE ARE TRYING TO GET ALL OF THE KIDS IN THE SCHOOLS GET INVOLVED BECAUSE THIS IS REALLY A FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT. HERE ARE THE DETAILS, APRIL 21 ARE IS THE DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION. APRIL 27, BOARDWALK AND FOR PETS ON THE OCEAN CITY BOARDWALK FROM 8:30 A.M. TO 11:30 A.M. YOU WANT TO BE THERE.>>YEAH.>>AND THAT IS TWO WEEKS AWAY, SO THERE WILL PROBABLY BE A LOT WARMER.>>I HOPE SO. I THINK IT WILL BE BETTER THAN LAST YEAR AS FAR AS TEMPERATURE, AND HOPEFULLY WE

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