Bane Barth and Gloria Lloren both bonded over their love for animals while working at Cooper University Hospital. They now work side by side for the nonprofit One Love Animal Rescue.
The organization will benefit from a fundraiser on June 6 at Zimmerman’s Country Market called Hot Diggity’s Dog Fest. All proceeds will go directly to the rescue.
“I’ll be there taking pictures of animals and giving partial earnings to the event,” said Barth, a professional photographer who takes pictures for each fundraiser associated with One Love Animal Rescue.
Lloren works full-time as an EMT and is raising five foster dogs. She is also event coordinator for the nonprofit.
One Love Animal Rescue strives to help abused and neglected animals and make sure they go to loving homes. For the June 6 event, the rescue is partnering with Cari’s Canine Pros, a local dog training program in Washington Township. Small businesses and vendors will be at hand, but not all of them will be dog or animal related.
“Not only do small businesses get to volunteer their time, but it’s completely free for any business to incorporate their merchandise,” Barth noted.
During the event, there will be basket raffles, dog competitions, and a group training class. People are encouraged to bring their dogs as long as they are leashed. Hours will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The rescue will use the money earned for veterinary bills, food, rehabilitation services and any kind of special items animals need to get back to health.
“Lots of the people in the group are fosters,” Barth explained. “They foster and take them in like they are their own pets and raise them back to health.”
Once they are back at full strength, animals go to suitable homes.
Upcoming events include a One Love adoption event on Saturday, June 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Cherry Hill; One Love’s Garage Sale on Saturday, June 12, from 8 a.m to 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Evangelical Church in Hainesport; and an adoption event at 10 a.m. at Haddon Heights Farmers Market.