‘BARKtoberfest’ pet adoption event coming to Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Meet adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens while supporting local animal shelters and rescue groups during “BARKtoberfest,” scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. The event will take place in the zoo’s Berson Learning Center, located directly off Northfield Avenue. Attendees are encouraged to bring their pets in costume for a chance to enter a best costume contest.

Several area animal shelters and rescue groups are expected to participate; all proceeds from BARKtoberfest will benefit these groups.

Livingston-based Eastman Companies and The Shoppes at the Livingston Circle are lending their support by sponsoring the pet photo booth and costume contest. For a minimal donation, attendees can have their pet’s photo taken and entered into a social media contest. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. The day’s events will also include food, entertainment, vendors and educational exhibits.

The Friends of the Livingston Animal Shelter is a committee formed by local residents working together to help improve the conditions of the Livingston Animal Shelter. For more information about BARKtoberfest, call 973-885-9796 or send an email to friendsoflivingstonshelter@gmail.com.