Spring is here, and people want to get out and enjoy themselves after a long, especially harsh winter.  There are so many things happening, it’s difficult to keep up!  If you are an organization dedicated to animal welfare in New Jersey, or know of someone who is, please encourage them to contact me about their events at pst39crd@aol.com.

This morning, as you might have read in my Newark Pets Examiner article, there was a Beach to Bay Run held at the Brick Beach III, to benefit the Jersey Shore Animal Center (www.Jerseyshoreanimalcenter.org).  With weather like this, over 300 runners were sure to have enjoyed some sun and exercise, and making life better for some shelter pets.

Also today, I see that there was a Bulldog Bash being held at the Second Avenue Beach in Belmar, New Jersey. All well-behaved, leashed bulldogs and there humans were welcomed. The event was held by the MidAtlantic Bulldog Rescue group.  Later this evening, Wag On Inn Rescue will hold its Melodies of Love fundraiser at the Steven Crane House Museum in Asbury Park, from 6:30-11:00. Admittance is $15.00/person,  and includes dinner, and music.  Proceeds will benefit the Wag On Inn Rescue. (908) 907-2603.

Whether it’s running on the beach, parading your favorite dog, bull, or otherwise, or eating and listening to show tunes and opera, our animals get us out of our ruts, and keep us going, allowing us to enjoy life, while doing some good in the world.  Even if you don’t, or can’t, have a pet, these events are nice ways to get out and circulate.

Note to Big Pine Bark Park ( Florida Keys) supporters who are reading this blog.  Please let me know how your plans are coming along!

Tomorrow, I will be hanging some of my art at the ArtHouse in Asbury Park (700 Emory Street) for an event that begins at 2:00.  Art will remain hanging during the week.  Admission is free and a portion of all sales will benefit various charities.  This event has been made possible by Laura Brunetti of Estrella Studio.