Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilman Tom Hand announce that the Town will host DogFest Long Island on Saturday, September 23rd benefit Canine Companions. The event, being held at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa, runs from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
“September is National Service Dog Month, and what better way to celebrate than to bring your canine friends to a fun event for a great cause,” said Supervisor Saladino. “We are pleased to once again join with Canine Companions to offer DogFest visitors a fun day of games, inspiring speakers, activities for kids, service dog demonstrations and more.”
There is no fee to participate, however residents are invited to fundraise and help spread the word about the event by visiting www.canine.org/dogfestlongisland. All monies raised benefit Canine Companions, a nonprofit who works to place expertly-trained service dogs to adults, children and veterans with disabilities, free of charge. Their mission is to help clients and their service dogs live with greater independence, and more than 400 people are currently waiting for their new canine partners.
“We invite all residents to participate in this fun event while making a positive difference in the lives of others,” said Councilman Hand. “Thanks to events like DogFest, Canine Companions is able to continue the great work they do to assist the disabled community people with disabilities”
Residents are invited to bring well-socialized dogs, provided they are friendly with other dogs and people, comfortable in crowds and fully vaccinated. All dogs must be kept on leash at all times (no longer than six feet). For more information, please visit www.canine.org.