An area pet store is hosting a charity event for the Howling Woods Farm wolf rescue in Howell Township beginning the day after Christmas.
Patrons shopping at Paws and Anchor at 614 Main St., Bradley Beach from December 26, 27 and 28 will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from their purchases to the farm.
And some of the rescued wolves will be on hand for customers to see.
The unique pet shop, owned by Nicole DC Kienlen, offers speciality items such as toys and treats that are eco-conscious and pet tattoos, which are temporary and non-toxic.
Kienlen explains that the tattoos are stencils which are spray painted onto the pet’s fur. They are $5 each.
“It is simple, easy and it gets the pets a lot of attention. It washes off…we paint their feet so they look like they have socks or shoes on. We specialize in creative grooming,” Kienlen said.
Kienlen is holding the benefit in conjunction with the annual Home for the Holidays show by the Bouncing Souls at the Stone Pony. The group’s three shows are benefit concerts for Howling Farms as well as other charities.
Howling Farms is happy to have the help.
“The wolf charity is so excited,” Kienlen said.
Pet owners can also have their pet’s picture taken with Yeti, the abominable snowman, on Sunday, December 27 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with proceeds going to the farm.
Kienlen, who has owned the store since March, said she holds a different fundraiser every month for various charities.
“We pick a different animal related charity every month, something obscure, that doesn’t get a lot of attention, third world charities,” she said.