Mount Arlington, NJ – Craig Heard, a candidate for US Congress in the 7th District of New Jersey, co-sponsored the Eleventh Hour Rescue’s Pierogi Dinner at the Lake Hopatcong Elks Lodge in Mount Arlington. This event raised funds to further serve Eleventh Hour’s purpose of saving death-row animals from kill shelters and setting them up in loving homes.

Over 345 people attended the sold-out event where Heard helped serve meals through all three seating’s. Heard said he was happy to be able to see so many animal-lovers like himself enjoying the dinner. Heard has long been a pet-lover, most recently with his late Dalmatian, Rusty. He is proud to be able to contribute to such a great cause helping death-row cats and dogs find caring homes and families.

When asked to say a few words at the podium, Heard took the opportunity to recount his family’s adoration of animals for many years, and the incredible mission of the Eleventh Hour Rescue shelter.

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Heard said, “Every dog and cat deserves a loving home, and it’s great to see an organization like this stepping up to the challenge of making that happen. When I’m elected Congressman in the 7th District, I will help stop those puppy mills, fight against animal cruelty and work with the FDA to make sure our farms are treating animal humanely.”

Craig Heard, a life-long New Jersey and long-time Succasunna resident is President and CEO of Gateway Outdoor Advertising. Heard has devoted his life to volunteering and fund-raising for causes to help the community, veterans, children, homeless as well as to further education and conservative values.

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Note: If you’re interested in learning more about the Eleventh Hour Rescue shelter or contributing to their cause, please visit their website at www.ehrdogs.org