2010-07-22 / Front Page

Foundation launched to benefit animal rescue groups

SHREWSBURY — On June 18, 150 guests celebrated the 40th anniversary of Purr’n Pooch, a pet resort owned and operated by the Palazzo family with locations in Tinton Falls and Wall.

At the celebration, held at the Shadowbrook in Shrewsbury, daughters Betsy Palazzo and Koren Spadavecchia announced the launch of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals in honor of their parents, Dick and Mary Palazzo.

The foundation is dedicated to providing financial support and educational resources to nonprofit, no-kill animal rescue groups and organizations.

“Despite a difficult economy, our family, clients and friends feel strongly about saving the lives of animals in desperate need of immediate action, care and love. We are both honored and excited to fund the unsung heroes from no-kill organizations across New Jersey. The Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals will raise important funds needed desperately by so many,” said Spadavecchia, vice president of Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals, in a press release.

The Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals brings together leaders in the pet industry, experts in the fields of animal welfare and veterinary science, and citizens from communities across New Jersey to create a no-kill society for animals, the press release states.

The Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals is dedicated to providing financial support and educational resources to nonprofit, nokill animal rescue groups and organizations. It supports all species of animals, including but not limited to, companion pets, farming animals and wildlife.

Visit purrnpoochfoundation.org for more information or to make a donation to support the efforts of New Jersey-based nonprofit, nokill animal rescue groups and organizations.

Fundraisers scheduled include:

• Puttin’ on the Dog, free fashion show, Thursday, Aug. 19, 6-8 p.m.,

• Paws & Pose, pet-friendly boutique and portrait studio in Pier Village, Long Branch. The latest, trendiest styles in dog attire with a special focus on gala glamour.

• Barkin’ on the Block, Meet & Greet on the Street, Saturday, Sept. 4, 5-9 p.m. at Asbury Bark, Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park. Free fun on the street for treats, giveaways and more.

• Blue Moon Bark Ball, Saturday, Oct. 9, 6-10 p.m. at Ocean Place Resort, Long Branch. The Jersey Shore’s first black-tie gala for two- and four-legged friends where there will be cocktails, dinner and dancing to the sounds of music by Eddie Bruce, auction of unique and luxurious prizes for owners and pets and a special gift auction by Greyhound Friends of NJ. Black-tie optional. Tickets are $200 per person. Visit www.purrnpoochfounation. org to purchase tickets as reservations are limited.

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