Let's start off with the most important result of Bark (& Meow) Around the Block 2014, namely this:
A total of 45 wonderful animals from Berkeley Humane found new homes! Awesome, right?
They're not the only ones that got new homes either. The dozen of other rescue organizations present were all very well visited too. Obviously the puppy pens were a great attraction, but many of the adult pooches also got their share of interest.
The public introduction of the Mobile Adoption Center—which is a great asset in helping Berkeley Humane fulfill it's mission of finding good homes for homeless animals—was a huge success. The Mobile Adoption Center housed many kittens, which were all adopted within a matter of hours!
Not the least part of the festivities was the Hero Walk Around the Block, which took place before the start of the adoption and street fair event. It was held to help raise funds to sponsor the waiving of adoption fees for qualified homes.
And let's not forget the participants and the people! The main attractions for many were the animals, but with a variety of foods and lovely music, as well as informative stands and booths supporting good causes, those who weren't in the market for a new furry friend were equally well served. Bouncy Castles, Lollipop Grabs and an agility course were also vital elements of entertainment for those who had brought along their own children and pets. In all, we can safely conclude that Bark (& Meow) Around the Block 2014 was a resounding success!
Berkeley Humane would like to extend a huge thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, participants, and everyone who helped make Bark (& Meow) Around the Block, 2014 a beautiful, meaningful and successful event! It was so inspiring and so much fun to celebrate our love of animals with our community members. We can't wait to see you at our next event!
All photo's used in this post were taken by our talented photgraphers: Diane Walsh, Jodie Howard, and Sara Anooshfar. Thank you so much for recording this event!