Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Broad Street Café Hosts Bark Fest

Bark Fest is coming to Coming to Durham, and to pets, it's something worth barking about.

John Hite, co-owner of the Broad Street Café, has announced the first Broad Street Bark Fest will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013.  The monies raised at this event will benefit the Animal Protection Society of Durham and the Coalition to Unchain Dogs.

Bark Fest will feature a fantastic line-up of bands and a raffle of items from local businesses. Broad Street will also sell dog-themed cocktails and beers from local breweries, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the non-profit organizations.

“We hope the Broad Street Bark Fest 2013 will raise community awareness about two great organizations,” said John. “Both organizations do a lot with few resources, so raising money to help them meet their goals is an important part of this event.”

About Broad Street Café
The Broad Street Cafe is a full-service restaurant, bar, and entertainment venue, offering wood-fired pizza, soups, salads, sandwiches and specials, made from scratch and available at easy-to-afford prices.  The Café is also a great venue for live music five nights a week, including Bluegrass, Open Mic/Blues, Folk, Indie, and Rock. To learn more about the Broad Street Café, please visit online.

About the Animal Protection Society of Durham
The Animal Protection Society of Durham has been helping animals in the Durham community since 1970 and has managed the Durham County Animal Shelter since 1990. The mission of the APS of Durham is to educate the public about the humane care, treatment and well-being of all animals, to help stop pet overpopulation through the promotion of spay/neuter programs, and to find suitable adoptive homes for the animals in our care. In addition to county funding, APS relies on donations from caring individuals and corporations to feed, shelter and provide medical attention for the nearly 7,000 stray, surrendered and abused animals for each year.  For more information, please visit them online.

About the Coalition to Unchain Dogs
The Coalition to Unchain Dogs was founded in 2006 to make the chaining of dogs a thing of the past.  This all-volunteer organization works to improve the welfare of dogs living continuously chained outdoors by providing free spay/neuter, vaccinations, and fences, while working to bolstering connections between these dogs and their human companions through non-judgmental assistance and information designed to raise general community expectations regarding the standards of care for these animals.  For more information, please visit their website.

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