Pookie’s is proud to announce the 8th Annual RescueFest, a fundraiser and adoption day to benefit local non-profit animal rescue groups! This year’s event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2016, at the picturesque Lake Lily Park in Maitland.

This fun-filled annual event seeks to increase awareness and promote adoption of homeless pets, tens of thousands of which are abandoned and turned in to local shelters every year in Central Florida. You can make a difference for animals in need!

Last year’s event was the most successful yet, featuring 38 breed-specific and other local rescue groups and more than 60 vendors. Nearly 6,000 animal lovers joined the festivities and, best of all, over 80 dogs and cats found their forever homes in just one day! The event raised more than $10,000 in vital funding for participating rescues.

In addition to adoptions, a wide variety of pet services including pet trainers, pet sitters, pet communicators, pet boarding and veterinary services will be on-site to provide information, giveaways and more. Natural foods and supplements companies will share educational information on pet nutrition and raffle off goodies. Music, food trucks and entertainment will abound as well. And naturally, RescueFest is family- and pet-friendly!

Are you a business owner? Don’t miss this tremendous opportunity to showcase your business to thousands of pet lovers in Central Florida. Check out the Sponsorship Opportunities that fit any size budget, and join this exciting effort to help pets and people in our community.

For more information or sign up to volunteer, email or call them at  321.287.0390.