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For those of you who have or haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Dottie Evans, owner of pet store Bushwick Bark, now’s your chance to join her, dogs and adoptable cats for a summer party filled with bbq foods, drinks, and prizes.

On Sunday, June 14, Bushwick Bark is hosting an animal welfare event starting at 2pm and running until late at a Bushwick bar (for location, click here). There will be pets for you to meet and greet, and hopefully even bring home! As event host, Dottie Evans says it well, “better than buying a life is saving one.”

100% of all donations raised throughout the event will go directly to three rescue organizations: Bushwick Street Cats, ThunderCatsTNR (both local rescues do TnR as well as adoptions for kitties right here in our neighborhood) and Mr Bones and Co.

Local Brooklyn Dog Photographer will snap some photos of your and all the cute cats and dogs. There will be a BBQ going all day with human and dog goodies as well as drink specials all day, a huge raffle filled with pet and human related prizes from local businesses such as Three Diamond Door, BushwickK9, Brooklyn’s Finest Dog Training, BrooklynBowWow, Park Slope Pups, Maison De Pawz, The Neighborhood Vet, The Canvas Shop, and Evermore Pet Food. Vinyl Fantasy is donating a goodie bag for those who don’t yet have a pet, but enjoy comics and music.

This is a day of love, laughs, kisses from animals looking for FURever homes, and our kind neighborhood!

Bushwick Bark BBQ, June 14, from 2pm til late. Follow @Bushwickbark on Instagram for more info. 

Fundraiser art provided by BushwickBark

Cover Image Photo courtesy of Bushwick Bark