Ride Like an Animal 2018 Wrap Up


The weather was perfect for our 10th Anniversary Ride Like An Animal Motorcycle Run & Car Show. 147 bikes and 195 riders came out on Saturday, September 8th in support of the animals that call TJO their temporary home. Everyone enjoyed a scenic ride through western Massachusetts, followed by an after party at the Ludlow Elks with food, music by Tough Customer, and amazing raffles! Guests were treated to a police K9 demonstration from Officer Michael Whitney & Max from Ludlow and Officer Diana Gliniecki & Sampson from Ware. It was wonderful to have Mayor Domenic Sarno make an appearance and say a few words in appreciation of the Foundation for TJO Animals and the Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control & Adoption Center.

Special thanks to Pat Kelly of Lazer 99.3/98.5. He is a true friend of the Foundation for TJO Animals and went the extra mile to promote this event and made the morning so much fun! Thank you to Jonathan Hall & Toto for their continued support of the Foundation for TJO Animals. Thank you to Tough Customer, the official band for the Foundation for TJO Animals, who totally rocked the after party! A huge thank you to all the volunteers who kept the event running smoothly. Thank you to the staff at the Ludlow Elks for their hospitality.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors: Chicopee Charitable Foundation, Colonial Tire & Brake, Florence Bank, Harley-Davidson of Southampton, Teddy Bear Pools & Spas, Western Mass Collision, Freedom Credit Union, Holyoke Gas & Electric and Sign Techniques.

We are grateful for ALL of your support and look forward to seeing you next September!!