Community picnic expected to host more than 100 Saint Bernards

Sunny Saints St. Bernard Rescue of Southern California will host its third annual reunion picnic from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, March 23 at the Long Beach Recreation Dog Park, 5201 E. 7th St.
“With each dog weighing anywhere from 100 to 200 pounds, this is quite a sight to see,” said Pam Henry, CEO and founder of Sunny Saints. “Last year we had over 100 people and 40 Saint Bernards enjoying the park. This year we hope to double that number.”
Over the past three years, Sunny Saints has rescued nearly 200 Saint Bernard dogs from animal shelters and abusive homes, according to Henry. Owners also turn to the organization when they can’t keep their pets due to economic or health situations.
“Animal abuse and abandonment is cruel, but our reunion highlights the personal satisfaction and joy found in rescuing and fostering animals,” Henry said. “We all want to have purpose, and what better way to find that purpose than to help a pet in need– one who will undoubtedly return the favor with unconditional love and pure joy.”
The public is invited to attend the event, which will have Saint Bernards available for adoption.

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