Covenant Ballet Theatre of Brooklyn (CBT) invites dogs and their owners of New York City to sign up for the dance academy’s first rescuethon event on Saturday, May 5th, 2012. During hard economic times, arts programs are usually the first to be eliminated from funding. Animals are also often to be the first to be neglected and discarded. The Rescue-a-thon is to help raise money for both the academy's scholarship program and the Sean Casey Rescue center. Sean Casey is a rescue center that takes in unfortunate animals and tries to give them a higher quality of life. The animals are cared for and/or rehabilitated until they are brought home to live a happy and healthy life.
Unfortunately, like most rescue centers, Sean Casey needs money in order to be able to stay true to their mission.
Artistic Director Marla Hirokawa became involved with Sean Casey when she was looking to adopt another dog. She immediately liked the center and wanted to help them out. Through the rescue-a-thon, she is bringing her two loves – dogs and dancing – together and helping them out. The rescue-a-thon will be a walk-a-thon for both humans and dogs. Registration for the event is $25. The fee covers one (1) owner and a maximum of two (2) dogs. Walkers do not have to have a dog to do the walk.
All registration must be done prior to the event. Registration may be done at http://CBTRescueathon.eventbrite.com/ or at Covenant Ballet. Check-in will begin at 9:00am, and the walk will begin at 10:00am. Check-in will take place near the Marine Park Avenue U parking lot. There will be at least three (3) viewing station along the path for spectators and supporters to watch and cheer.
After the event, members of CBT’s Junior Company will perform company repertory "Doggone." There will also be raffles sold for a "Pet Portrait" painting (estimated value $300-$350)
Kings Bay Veterinary Hospital
Pets in Paint
Brooklyn Animal Hospital