'Rockin’ for Rescues' show fundraises for Long Island animal shelters
Five bands performed Sunday at Amityville’s The Warehouse to fundraise for animal shelters across Long Island.
"Rockin’ for Rescues" was founded by Curt Arnel and his wife Bobbi in 2017.
“So far, [we] collected or donated over $20,000, not including today, for the purposes of donating the money to rescues who are always short of money,” he said.
On top of a cover charge, they raised money through 50/50 and raffles.
Attendee Elyse Jordan, of Baldwin, said her heart breaks for the many animals that are in need of a good home.
“There are so many homeless animals. There’s so many animals in our city shelters that are overcrowded and get euthanized, so they need all the rescue groups to help all the animals,” Jordan said.
Arnel’s goal was to raise up to $6,000 which he said goes a long way to help a number of dogs, cats and other animals.
“We’re trying to just make it a little bit better, one puppy at a time,” he added.
Shelters across the United States take in 6.3 million animals every year according to the ASPCA, while just over 4 million are adopted.