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The Humane Society of Ocean City (HSOC) will hold its annual golf tournament on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Harbor Pines Country Club in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. The HSOC will then hold its first “Show Us Your Paws” parade on Saturday, June 11, 2016 with registration starting at 4:00 p.m. at 6th Street on the Boardwalk. Both events serve as HSOC fundraisers.

The scramble golf tournament on 18 holes will begin with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. Players must be signed in by 12:30 p.m. Registration is $125.00 per golfer ($480.00/foursome) and includes course fees and dinner. Single entrants are welcome and may be assigned to a team based on availability.

There will also be prizes for longest drive and closest to the pin as well as raffles and a silent auction. Event sponsorships are also available in various amounts, and HSOC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Donations and event proceeds will be used for direct care of the animals at the shelter.

The “Show Us Your Paws” parade is replacing the former “Barks on the Boards” event and parade line up starts at 4:30 p.m. (parade steps off at 4:45) and will proceed from 6th Street to 14th Street with contests for best super hero, best super hero dog/owner look-alike, best surfer dog, best bathing beauty, best shoobie, and best decorated wagon. Judges will be judging at the music pier, and contest prizes will be awarded at the 11th Street pavilion as the parade passes.

Parade pre-registration is $10.00 to enter a dog and $20.00 for wagon entries. Dogs must be on leash at all times. Registration fee at the event is $15.00.

“Since any government funding we receive is less than 10 percent of our budget, fundraisers like this are critical for us to continue the important work we do for Ocean City,” said Bill Hollingsworth, HSOC Executive Director, Chief Animal Cruelty Investigator, and Animal Control Officer. “We certainly hope the community will turn out and support us at these great events.”

HSOC is a private, nonprofit “no-kill” adoption center that includes the Veterinary Center, offering affordable veterinary services and spay/neuter clinics to residents of Ocean City and surrounding communities. HSOC has been serving the community for over 50 years with pet adoption, veterinary care, and animal control services.

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