Pet lovers from throughout the city flocked to Ozone Park last weekend for the grand opening of Heavenly Angels, a group that rescues cats and dogs from kill shelters up and down the eastern seaboard and then puts them up for adoption.
“Everybody seems to be really happy we’re there,” Heavenly Angels founder Lori Carpino said of the shelter at 97-14 Libert Ave. “It’s a really nice place.”
Among those attending the event were Heavenly Angel owners Adriano Carpino, top left, and Lori Carpino, groomer Jaime Carrelli, Assemblyman Mike Miller and Colette Read, another owner. Paul Werdel and his wife, Amna Werdel, above, came to the opening to look for a dog.
Carpino said the group is looking for volunteers, as well as donations.
Heavenly Angels will host a bowling fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 11 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at JIB Lanes in Flushing.
For more information, call Carpino at (347) 722-5939.