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Diamonds For Dogs, Carats For Cats Adoption Day and Pet Food Drive

Somerset, NJ-. Second Chance For Animals, a 100% volunteer-run organization, has made it their mission to enhance the lives, adoption rates, and experiences of the animals living in the Franklin Township Animal Shelter.  Help is needed more than ever to keep the animals fed and safe. 

On Saturday,  June 24, 2017, Venus Jewelers will be teaming up with Second Chance for Animals to host "Diamonds For Dogs, Carats For Cats" to benefit the Franklin Animal Shelter.  Volunteers and friendly cats and dogs looking for a loving new home will be on hand from 11am-3pm to take applications for adoption and to accept pet food and supply donations. The first 25 donors or any completed adoption will receive an Angelica Recycled Metal Bracelet ($35 value) featuring a dog bone or kitty charm.  

Donors will receive 10% off any jewelry or repair purchases at Venus Jewelers, PLUS a portion of each sale will be donated to Second Chance For Animals. “ First and foremost, we are a pet-friendly establishment- we love our four legged friends! This is our special way to give back to the community and to help these furry bundles of joy that bring so much happiness into our lives,” says Peter Stavrianidis, principal of the Venus establishment.

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Some of the items needed are: dry cat & dog food,  canned cat food, cat toys, catnip, Dog toys, pigs ears, bleach, laundry detergent, Pine Sol, hand sanitizer, paper towels, sponges, blankets, towels,  and sheets.  For more information on the Franklin Township Animal Shelter and Second Chance for Animals, visit www.secondchanceforanimals.org.  

Voted 2015 & 2016 Courier News and mycentraljersey.com's "One of the Best" Jewelers in Somerset County, Venus Jewelers is a fourth generation family-owned business that has been in operation for thirty-eight years at its present location in Somerset, New Jersey. Venus Jewelers is known for its extensive bridal and diamond collections, custom-design work, repair services,  and as direct diamond importers. 

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