Monmouth County SPCA Community Day

EATONTOWN, NJ - The Monmouth County SPCA (MCSPCA) is celebrating Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month with an action packed Community Day event being held on Saturday April 23, 2011 from 12pm – 5pm at the Eatontown facility. The day’s events will be focused around the theme of Rediscovering America’s Dog – The Pit Bull Terrier. Featured educational guest lecturers will be Mary Harwelik of the Real Pit Bull, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to the American Pit Bull Terrier breed and both Kelly and Lee Nadel of the Bully Project, a non-profit group working to end dog fighting in NYC.

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Also scheduled is a meet and greet with the MCSPCA trainers along with demonstrations and pit bull play groups. A few of our most celebrated pit bull alumni will also be returning to the Homeward Bound Adoption Center with their new families, who will testify to the truth about these tender, loving and loyal canine companions. Isa Fowler, MCSPCA Adoption Counselor Manager describes the event, “There are so many misconceptions about pit bulls, many people do not realize that the pit bull is the quintessential family dog. This event will concentrate on educating, changing minds and perceptions towards the pit bull. The goal is to promote how great pitties are as pets while promoting our available dogs for adoption.”

MCSPCA Veterinarian Dr. Laura Collins will also be performing a pit bull only FREE Microchip Clinic for any owned pitties in the surrounding area. This service will be available from 3:30pm - 5pm located in the Vogel – SPCA Spay/Neuter Clinic.
In conjunction with Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the MCSPCA will also be honoring Chief “Buddy” Amato from the MCSPCA Humane Law Enforcement Division for his incredible work. Chief Amato and his staff of investigators handle close to a 100 cases a month. The MCSPCA Humane Law Enforcement team is led by Chief “Buddy” Amato, and features Captain Tom Gromley, Lieutenant Ronnie Ehresnspeck, Sergeant Donald Devenchenzo, Sergeant Matthew Giuliano, Corporal Paul Smikovecus, Agent Sgt. William Hyer, Officer Kerry Gowan and Agents Anthony Lena, Henry Perez and Anita Stout. . Our Humane Law Enforcement Team is recognized as one of the best in NJ, and this event will honor their excellent work.

The MCSPCA Community Day is an open invitation to the local neighbors, supporters and new friends as a great way to know the organization. We will be operating a barbeque during the event which will consist of hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers, all available for a small donation. The RAT Radio station (95.9) will be broadcasting live at the Eatontown location from 12pm to 2pm to add to the excitement. For more information about the Monmouth County SPCA or any of the planned activities on Community Day, please call 732-542-0040 or visit www.monmouthcountyspca.org. Monmouth County SPCA 260 Wall Street, Eatontown, NJ07724

About the Monmouth County SPCA:
The mission of the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MCSPCA) is to protect and advocate for all animals. The organization is dedicated to enforcing animal cruelty laws; providing a safe haven for homeless, abused and abandoned pets while they await adoption; reducing pet over-population through spay/neutering; and cultivating their humane treatment through education and service as a valuable community resource.

Our Vision is to be established firmly with our own unique identity throughout NJ and the animal welfare community as a leader in all things related to animals in Monmouth County and the people who care for them. We will be responsible for ensuring that all animal abuse is prosecuted and will increase our support of campaigning for the rights of animals in NJ. We will be a strong partner with other animal welfare organizations throughout the state in order to develop and share best practices, and to work together to make NJ a place where every animal is treated with respect, kindness and love. The organization receives no funding from the ASPCA or any other federal, state, or local government agency.