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Annual Livingston Pet Adoption Expo Returns to the Shoppes at the Livingston Circle

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The public is invited once again to meet the adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens available at the third annual Livingston Pet Adoption Expo while supporting local animal shelters and rescue groups on Saturday, June 17 from 1 to 5 p.m.

The event, hosted by The Shoppes at the Livingston Circle and Eastman Companies, is located in the parking lot at 277 Eisenhower Parkway in Livingston. Admission and parking are free; the rain date is Saturday, Oct. 14.

The theme for this year’s event is “Adopt a Friend Forever,” sponsored by Friends of the Livingston Animal Shelter, Healthy Community Healthy Youth Initiative (HCHY) of Livingston, Livingston High School students and the Livingston Police Department.

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Last year’s Livingston Pet Expo resulted in 10 pet adoptions and raised more than $14,500 for the Livingston Animal Shelter.

This family-friendly event once again will offer something for pets and people alike. Caricaturist Neil McMillin of Neillustrations will be on hand to capture one-of-a-kind memories of attendees’ four-legged friends. Cost (per pet) is $15 for a color picture, $10 for black and white.

Additionally, food and beverages will be available for purchase, provided by UNICO, and there will be vendors, live music by local student band “The Untitled,” and demonstrations from the Seeing Eye Puppy Club of Essex County and the Livingston Robotics Club.

Friends of the Livingston Animal Shelter is seeking additional businesses and non-profit and community groups to participate as vendors. The cost is $50 per table, which will benefit the Expo’s participating rescue groups.

For more information or to inquire about becoming a vendor, email petexpolivnj@gmail.com, call (973) 885-9796, or follow The Shoppes at the Livingston Circle on Facebook.

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