Pet Food Drive for June 11, 2017

John Marazzi and Marissa Marazzi with rescue dogs Zeus and Athena at Just One Day 2016

John Marazzi and Marissa Marazzi with rescue dogs Zeus and Athena at Just One Day 2016

The organizers of JUST ONE DAY Pet Adopt-a-thon to be held on June 11, 2017 ask the public to bring unopened pet food to the event to donate to participating animal shelters and rescue organizations. Morgan Auto Group and The New Barker magazine will hold their third pet adoption event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 11 auto dealerships throughout Tampa, Gainesville, Ocala, Wesley Chapel, and Lake City to help promote rescue pet adoptions and reduce euthanasias for just one day.

Volunteers from 21 rescue groups, shelters and animal services will participate, introducing families to adoptable pets and processing adoption applications. Each dealership hopes to fill a truck with unopened bags and cans of dog/puppy and cat/kitten foods.

Participating Morgan Auto Group dealerships are:


BMW of Sarasota

5151 Clark Rd., Sarasota 34233

Manatee County Animal Services

Tender Hearts Charities

Brandon Honda

9209 East Adamo Drive, Tampa 33619

Florida Poodle Rescue

Pug Rescue of Florida

Ford of Port Richey

10715 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668

Dalmatian Rescue of Tampa Bay

Elizabeth Animal Rescue Sanctuary (E.A.R.S.)

Gainesville Buick and GMC

2101 N. Main St., Gainesville, FL 32609

Alachua County Humane Society

Second Chance Rescue

Honda of Gainesville

3801 N. Main St., Gainesville, FL 32609

Gainesville Pet Rescue


Honda of Ocala

1800 SW College Rd., Ocala, FL 34471


SPCA of Ocala, with special guest Molly, the dog who helped change the animal abuser law in Marion County, now known as “Molly’s Law”
MINI of Wesley Chapel

26645 SR 56, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

Lost Angels

On The Wings Of Angels Rescue (OWAR)

Pasco County Animal Services

Rountree Moore Ford Lincoln

2588 West US Hwy 90, Lake City, FL 32055

Humane Society of Lake City (dogs and cats)


Sun Toyota

3001 U.S. 19, Holiday, FL 34691

Skyway Dachshund

Venice Doberman Rescue

VIP Rescue Florida

Toyota of Tampa Bay

1101 E. Fletcher Ave., Tampa, FL 33612

Furever Yours Pet Rescue (bigger dogs)

Husky Haven (Generally don’t bark)

Maxx & Me Rescue (bigger, calmer dogs)

Volkswagen of Gainesville

3737 N. Main St, Gainesville, FL 32609

Helping Hands Pet Rescue

For more information, contact Editor-In-Chief Anna Cooke of The New Barker at 727.214.7453 or visit

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