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Tuesday, 16 September 2014
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Columns

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by Woody Zimmerman
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
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Saturday, 13 September 2014
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Friday, 12 September 2014
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Friday, 12 September 2014
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Thursday, 11 September 2014
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Upcoming Events

Wed Sep 17 @ 9:30AM - 10:00AM
Baby Story Time Ages 10 – 24 months
Wed Sep 17 @ 9:30AM - 11:00AM
Gymboree Play and Music! - AH Library
Wed Sep 17 @10:30AM - 10:50AM
Toddler Story Time Ages 2 & 3
Wed Sep 17 @11:00AM -
Making "Segmented" Wooden Bowls
Thu Sep 18 @ 3:15PM - 03:45PM
School Age Programs Grades K and up

The Purr'n Pooch Foundation for Animals Invites Families and Their Pups to Celebrate a Dog Day Afternoon at the Jersey Shore's "Paws" for a Cause Day

Enjoy Free Contests, Arts & Crafts, Live Music, Fashions, Films and More

Saturday, June 25th, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Pier Village, Long Branch

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Long Branch, NJ  – On Saturday, June 25th, the Purr'n Pooch Foundation for Animals will host the free family and dog friendly "Paws" for a Cause Day at Pier Village located on One Chelsea Avenue in Long Branch, N.J. Sponsored by The City of Long Branch and Pier Village, "Paws" for a Cause Day celebrates man's best friend by including fido in various activities over the course of the daylong event.  Guests can also raise a paw for animals by making donations to support the mission of the non-profit Purr'n Pooch Foundation for Animals. Special guest Emcees and Presenters include local pet expert Dick Palazzo of the Purr'n Pooch Pet Resorts, Dr. Brian T. Voynick from News 12 NJ's "The Pet Stop" and radio pet personality and expert Greg Kleva from "It's A Dog's Life" on Martha Stewart Living Radio Sirius XM 110.  

Throughout the day, dogs will strike yoga poses, play games with the trainers and pet care technicians from the Purr'n Pooch Pet Resorts and lap up canine treats from Jodes Happy Tail and Paws & Pose Pet Boutique. The entire family will also enjoy meeting the Monmouth County SPCA's lovable and adoptable "Village Pups", learning about green tips for pet owners as presented by The Long Branch Environmental Commission and staying cool and creative with arts and crafts and face painting.

A highlight of the day will be the Canine Contests. A panel of judges from the Purr'n Pooch and Ocean Place Resort & Spa will pick winners for the Best Dog/Family Matching Costumes and the Best Dazzling Dog Trick. First, Second and Third Place prizes will be awarded in both contests and the Grand Prize Winners will receive weekend getaway packages from Ocean Place Resort & Spa. To register for the contests, visit the Purr'n Pooch Foundation for Animals information table on June 25th at Festival Plaza from 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Winners will be called on the Main Stage at 3:00 p.m. to redeem their prizes.

Guests are also invited to bring lawn chairs/beach towels to relax on the grassy lawn of Festival Plaza as Miss Sherri + Little Animal Band bring little fans to their feet to romp, stomp and pounce to the band's beastly beats. Following the interactive kindie-rock show, the audience will sway and dance to the sea breezes and unique blend of blues, jazz and world beats provided by the band Monkeys in the Dark.

At 1:00 p.m. in Pier Village's Community Center (formerly Atlantic Books) the Purr'n Pooch Foundation, Small Factory Productions and dozens of families will celebrate the premiere of "Tails of Love". The animated movie short is a joint project of the Purr'n Pooch Foundation for Animals and Small Factory Productions in support of the Foundation's educational initiatives to promote the humane treatment and adoption of animals.  This spring, children, ages 5 to 10 from across Monmouth County, were invited to submit their original pet/animal stories or drawings to the “Tails of Love” contest. Winners include Jacey Schnappauf (age 8) of Oceanport, Katarina Barc (age 9) of Colts Neck, Camryn Osofsky (age 7) of Rumson, Jake Connoly (age 9) of Lincroft, Dylan Palmeri (age 7) of Rumson, AJ Sollecito (age 7) of Little Silver, and Sabrina Sciarappa (age 7) of Eatontown. The winners worked collaboratively to create the film over the course of several production workshops at Small Factory's studio in Fair Haven, NJ. Small Factory Productions has created a library of more than 200 cartoons produced by more than 1,000 children from across NY and NJ.  

"The "Tails of Love" winners and Small Factory Productions have created a fun and unique vehicle for the Purr'n Pooch Foundation for Animals to educate children about animal awareness. Thanks to the City of Long Branch and Pier Village, we are honored to premiere the children's hard work at "Paws" for a Cause Day and hope their story inspires others to save the lives of animals," said Elizabeth Palazzo, President, Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals.

Mrs. Ilene Brudner's third grade class from Robertsville Elementary School in Morganville, NJ will also be on-hand to celebrate the viewing of their animated film, "Habitat Heroes". This past May, the class dedicated the film to the Purr'n Pooch Foundation for Animals and donated a mountain of pet care products and nonperishable food to the Foundation. The donations will be presented at "Paws" for a Cause Day to Michael Pravec and Stacey Arbeit-Pravec, founders of Special Needs K9, a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue of dogs and other animals with physical, medical and other special needs.

"Mrs. Brudner's students not only created an animated film, but they also inspired the entire Robertsville Elementary School to help save the lives of animals through their support of the Purr'n Pooch Foundation. This Small Factory partnership is an excellent example of how today's curriculum can be infused with rich, creative programming that opens a child's heart and eyes to life and learning," Chris Dudick, Owner, Small Factory Productions.

The "Paws" for a Cause Day Grand "Fur-nale" will be a "Canines on the Catwalk" Fashion Show on the Main Stage. During the show, "Tails of Love" winners will hang ten in summer fashions from Aloha Grove as their doggie models strut their stuff in elegant tuxedos, blinged out leashes and more pup pizzazz provided by Paws & Pose Pet Boutique.

The following is a schedule of events for "Paws" for a Cause Day:

Get Fit with Fido @ Gold's Gym

10:00 a.m.: Doga (yoga with your dog) with Purr'n Pooch

11:00 a.m.: Zumba

Barking Fun Activities for People & Pets @ Festival Plaza

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.:

Bob for Bones & Bubble Fun with Purr'n Pooch Pet Resort

Face Painting with Monmouth County Underdogs

Arts & Crafts with Seashore Camp & School

Create Your Own Pet Sock Puppet with the Purr'n Pooch Foundation for Animals

Hoppin' Fun Coloring with Hulafrog

Contests @ Festival Plaza

1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.: Contest Registration for the Best Dog/Family Matching Costumes and the Best Dazzling Dog! Tricks

3:00 p.m.: Ocean Place Resort & Spa will present the Winners on the Main Stage.

1:00 p.m. "Tails of Love" Movie Premiere @ Community Center

Live Music @ Main Stage

12:00 p.m.: Miss Sherri + the Little Animal Band

2:00 p.m.: Monkeys in the Dark

3:00 p.m.: Canines on the Catwalk Fashion Show @ Main Stage

4:00 p.m.: Tail-Wagging End of the Day!

For more information on the event, contact Jennifer Smiga, "Paws" for a Cause Day Event Organizer, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No admission will be charged to participate in the day's activities, but donations made to the Purr'n Pooch Foundation are greatly appreciated.

About The Purr'n Pooch Foundation for Animals

The Purr'n Pooch Foundation for Animals is dedicated to providing financial support and educational resources to non-profit, no-kill animal rescue groups and organizations from across the United States. The Purr'n Pooch Foundation supports all species of animals and is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Visit www.purrnpoochfoundation.org for more information.