By Tony Wittkowski | Reporter | MLive – Muskegon Chronicle
MONTAGUE, MI — Wet noses and whiskers will get a second look this weekend.
Pound Buddies is teaming up with Raymond James for a “Meet & Greet” on Saturday, Aug. 23 to help both dogs and cats find new homes. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the grassy park across the street from the Montague Farmers’ Market.
The available animals will be made up of the dogs and cats ready for adoption from Pound Buddies Animal Shelter and Adoption Center in Muskegon. The “Meet & Greet” is being sponsored and staffed by Raymond James as part of national Raymond James Cares Month.
Pound Buddies staff, volunteers and participants in Pound Buddies’ foster dog program will also be there to help and supply information as well as provide pet application forms.
“This fun event will give people the opportunity to meet and play with some delightful dogs and cats and to support Pound Buddies, which does a remarkable job managing nearly 2,000 homeless dogs a year and hundreds of homeless cats,” said Judy Stojak, associate vice president for investments for Raymond James, Muskegon and Pound Buddies board member.
Staff from the Raymond James office in Muskegon will be selling homemade treats for both people and pets.
Additionally, a photo studio will be set up for people who would like to have their picture taken with their current pets, and live music will be provided by Montague residents, Karen and Eric Smith.
Donations of dog and cat food, kitty litter and office supplies are welcome by “Meet & Greet” attendees. All goods and money raised will be given to Pound Buddies.
Pound Buddies has been taking part in animal rescue in Muskegon County for more than 16 years. Since 2010, it has managed Muskegon County’s animal shelter where it has developed adoption and foster care programs.
For those seeking information about Pound Buddies or hoping to fill out a pet application prior to the “Meet & Greet,” visit their website at www.poundbuddies.org.
(Author’s Note: This article was originally published on Aug. 21, 2014)