A record crowd of 15,000 attended this year's Canine Carnival with more than 100 rescues and vendors. According to Priscilla Mahar Animal Welfare Foundation President Wayne Mahar, "Itâ??s the success and growth of the Foundationâ??s primary event, great sponsors and support from so many that enables us to donate as much as we are. The growth of Canine Carnival, and in turn, the monies PMAWF has been able to donate is dramatic. We started with 800 people attending and donating $1200 just four years ago, and now 15,000 attending with donations of more than $31,000."
The animal welfare organizations receiving donations includes locally the CNY SPCA and Humane Association of CNY with other rescues from the Mohawk Valley, CNY and the Finger Lakes.
Sponsors include Wegmans, Liverpool Village Animal Hospital, Veterinary Medical Center of CNY, C&S Companies and CNYcentral.
The next event will be the Syracuse CRUNCH and PMAWF annual Pucks for Paws hockey game on Saturday March 29th, 2014 at the War Memorial, Syracuse, where fans bring their dogs to the game. Call the CRUNCH at 315 473-4444 if you'd like to be involved as a rescue, sponsor or fan.
Priscilla Mahar Animal Welfare Foundation is a 501(c)3 New York non-profit raising money through annual events to help central New York animal rescue and welfare organizations give our animal friends a second chance. Canine Carnival and Pucks for Paws at the CRUNCH in March are the primary fundraising events of the organization. Founded in 2008, PMAWF has now donated more than $70,000 to over forty animal welfare organizations in the CNY area.