This past weekend in Ocean City, Basset Hounds took over the boardwalk for a two-day extravaganza that included a race and a parade.
While the event was fun, its intended goal was for a much more serious cause.
Bassets Hounds, like many breeds, suffer the same fate as other dogs that are abandoned, left at shelters or parks. The entire point to this two day extravaganza was to raise funds for the Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue organization, which covers parts of New York, Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey.
Frank Tetler and his wife know first-hand how important the work of the rescue organization is. The couple has been fostering Basset Hounds for years.
While the Ocean City event raises money and awareness for the Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue, it also helps to encourage adoptions.
At last count, organizers say 36 Basset Hounds were adopted, thanks in part to this weekend’s event.