WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The 8th annual Monty's Home Pet Expo brought furry friends and their human companions to the Coastline Convention Center this afternoon. The expo hosted everything from fashionable bandannas to parrots who paint, all to raise money for the Monty's Home Organization.
Monty's Home is a non-profit that focuses on education and support for pets and people. The organization has several programs to offer including pet loss grief support, canine rescue programs, and a prison training program where inmates help train dogs so they can find their forever homes.
Monty's Home functions solely through fundraising, and this is the biggest money maker of the year for the non-profit. According to Monty's Home president, Barbara Raab, it took about fifty volunteers to pull off the expo, and the money raised from the event will go a long way in helping animals who need it.
"We supply all the vet care, food, leashes, harnesses, all the supplies for the dogs. We get no government funding. We get no grants or anything like that. It's all with fundraising efforts," said Raab.
Raab said the organization has a 100% adoption rate, of which they are very proud.
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