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PET OWNERS GUIDE

Late Spring May/June 2011

Does Your Pet Have Seasonal Allergies?

Inside: Precious Pets Pet Expo Program Guide K9 Cancer Doylestown Dog Park Bugs in Decorating Meals on Wheels for Pets Pit Bulls

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TABLE OF CONTENTS May/June 2011

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Seasonal Allergies and Scratching Fighting Canine Cancer Doylestown Dog Park Iron Pigs Dog Days Highlight PRECIOUS PETS PET EXPO PROGRAM GUIDE 16 Vendor List 18 Floor Plan 20 Activity Schedule Decorating with Bugs FINE ART & ANTIQUES WITH DR. LORI House Rabbit New Children’s Book Bark in the Park and Great Fund Raisers Pitbulls Meals on Wheels for Pets Event Listings Memorial Art From Ashes


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Precious Pets™ is a media sponsor and promoter for many events in our region, allowing us to have unbeatable distribution to the pet-owning target market right here, in our area. These are events that Precious Pets Magazine will be distributed at this year, more to be added.

When your ad is in Precious Pets, it will be seen at all of these events that attract thousands of pet owners! May 4: May 7:

Lafayette College Dog Show, Easton, PA Bucks County Kennel Club Dog Show, Tinicum Park, Tinicum, PA May 7: Precious Pets Pet Expo & Dog Walk (Dog Walk benefits Animal Center for Health & Welfare) Allentown Fairgrounds, Allentown, PA May 14: Bark in the Park, Easton, PA May 14: Cops’n’Kids & The Animal Food Bank Pet Day, Bethlehem May 20: Kettle Creek Dinner & Auction May 21: Allentown Dog Training Club Sho May 21: Cavy Breeders Club Show June 4: Low Cost Rabies Clinic, Tractor Supply, Nazareth, PA June 4: Quakertown Vet Clinic Pet Fair June 6: Golf Tournament High Bridge Hills Golf Club, NJ Fundraiser for Common Sense For Animals June 11: P&A Pet Food Puppy Fair June 13: Dog Days at the Park Iron Pigs Baseball, Allentown, PA June 25: Precious Pets Dog Walk (Benefits Bucks County SPCA) Tinicum Park Polo Club, Tinicum, PA June 26: I Bike For Animals Rally & Food Fest Benefits Common Sense For Animals June 26: Poodle Club of L.V. Health Clinic July 2-10: Kutztown Folk Festival July 14-17: Lehigh Valley Sport Fest with Bouncin Bowsers Dog Agility Club Sept. 24: Precious Pets Pet Expo/Dog Walk & Elite Equestrian Horse Expo (Dog Walk Benefits L.V. Animal Food Bank) Sept 24: Melons Gift Fun Dog Show, Stroudsburg, PA Sept 17: Pooches & Polo Fun Dog Show Tinicum Park Polo Club, Tinicum PA Sept 17: Pet Fair, Morrisville, PA

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Dogs – Itching, Scratching, and Why! Sue’s Views for Happy Pets!

One of the most annoying issues with dogs (at least with mine) is excessive scratching and associated skin scratching or licking. Scratching is one of the main reasons dogs see a veterinarian each year, and there are many reasons they do it. The most common reason dogs scratch is allergies. Allergies to various objects in a dog’s environment are one of the most common reasons dogs scratch themselves. Rather than affecting a dog’s respiratory system, allergies often affect the skin and make them itchy and uncomfortable. Some dog breeds are more susceptible to skin allergies than others. A dog can be allergic to almost anything with which they come into contact. Of course, the most obvious allergy for a dog is fleas, and this is always an annoying situation for any dog parent. Also, atopy (which is sensitivity to a substance that has been inhaled or to which the dog has come into contact) as well as food allergies are also common culprits. A skin infection can involve bacteria, or yeast; although skin infections usually occur in tandem with something else. Skin infections are commonly secondary infections, which are caused by skin damage brought on by a parasite or some other random cause. Control and treatment of a skin infection can relieve itchiness almost immediately; however if the underlying reason for the itch has not been addressed the skin infection is very likely to rear its ugly head again once the treatment has been discontinued.

Another common cause of scratching for dogs is ear infections. Ear infections can occur either by themselves, or they also may be a side-effect of allergies. Sometimes itchy ears can be part of a larger, more serious problem. One time after a regular grooming session, we were told that our Lhasa apso, Buddy, had been fussing with his ears, and that the groomer had seen a dark, tarry discharge in his right ear canal. After our vet did a thorough investigation it was discovered that Buddy had a tumor in his inner ear. He was scheduled immediately for surgery to remove the mass, and Buddy has been fine ever since. But, of course, only a vet could be able to determine something serious, so if itching persists for longer than seems to be the norm it’s always best to consult your vet. more...

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Another skin condition common to dogs (as well as cats) is ringworm. Ringworm is a fungus (tinea), and is known to cause excessive itchiness and hair loss. Also, ringworm is contagious. Tinea is the same fungus that is found in human conditions such as athlete’s foot, so it’s able to be passed from dogs to humans and vice versa. Another reason dogs itch is mange. Mange is caused by mites, and there are multiple types of mange. Demadectic mange is most common, but this strain of mange doesn’t cause extreme itchiness. However, sarcoptic mange does tend to precipitate severe itchiness and is also easily transmitted to humans. Obviously there are many reasons for dogs to itch, scratch, or fuss with their skin. It’s frustrating for us and it can be uncomfortable and bothersome to them. As always, it’s best to consult your vet for thorough testing and treatment options. ����������� ������������������������������������������������ ��������������������������������������� Voted BEST DOG WALKERS in Philadelphia FOUR YEARS IN A ROW on PHL17 TV’s Hot List! 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 BEST OF PHILLY

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Fighting Canine Cancer The First Annual Bruiser Memorial 5K came to fruition out of my dedication to the sport of running and to uphold a promise that I made to my best friend and companion Bruiser, who lost his fight with hemangiosarcoma on December 28, 2008. Bruiser was that one dog that every person should own in their lifetime to experience true dedication and unconditional love. The promise I made was to move forward and make a difference and make a difference I will! The Bruiser Memorial 5k is in its third year and over the past two years we have raised over $29,000 to support canine cancer research at the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Veterinary Medicine. Held at the beautiful Lehigh Parkway in Allentown, PA the 5K offers a great venue for new comers to the sport of running, and offers a great 1 mile walk with your dog for members of the family that would like to participate. For the past two years we have been providing goodie bags to every runner and we anticipate 250-300 runners and walkers for the 2011 Bruiser Memorial 5K. Some our current sponsors are Mane ‘n Tail (www.manentail.com), Mt. Bethel Animal Hospital in Bangor, PA, Fun Time Dog Shop (www.funtimedogshop.com), Glory Be Stables in Stroudsburg, PA, Just Born the makers of the famous Peeps, PBC (Pepsi Beverage Company) Wawa, LehighValleyLive.com, Aardvark Running Store, The Morning Call, Dole Fruit Snacks, Fuel Wheaties and the list goes on!

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In addition to our yearly 5K run/walk we also host a support group for people who have lost their companion animals or have a companion animal that is suffering from illness or injury at St. Mary’s in Belvidere, NJ. We are very excited about this year’s race and hope we can beat last years record! Please feel free to contact Maryjo Smith for additional information, or to make a donation or provide sponsorship for the upcoming race. Sponsorships that we desperately need are t-shirt sponsors and product donations. Maryjo can be reach at 908-303-8399.

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Donors are stepping up to make the Doylestown Dog Park a reality!

a section of the park named in their honor.” The FDDP is also grateful to Dale D. Mantell, DVM and Drew F. Sporer, VMD, owners of The Doylestown Animal Medical Clinic, who have made a significant donation of $10,000. Christa Tinari, Spokesperson of the FDDP notes that “The Doylestown Animal Medical Clinic has supported us from the very beginning of our planning process. They have donated time and supplies, showing enthusiasm for the project and faith in our group of volunteers to get things done!” With their very generous gift, DAMC will receive naming rights to the lobby area of the park. Finally, the Friend’s March Muttness Campaign enjoyed support from over 60

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The Friends of the Doylestown Dog Park is pleased to announce that an anonymous donor has gifted the group $50,000 to be put directly towards the park building project!

“The donor’s wish with this gift is that the park be built as soon as possible so that it can be enjoyed by area families and their dogs” explains Kelcey Meadows-Lucas, Fundraising Chair. “We are thrilled to have the confidence and support of a very generous, fellow doglover who made this gift in memory of four of her beloved dogs and will have

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participating businesses, and hundreds of local supporters, who donated extra change and participated in fun events to raise over $5,600. “These gifts demonstrate the strong community involvement in our efforts, and provide us with exciting momentum to reach our final fundraising goal of $150,000 in time to break ground in the fall” says Kathy Brown, FDDP Chair. The FDDP anticipates that many businesses and individual supporters will be interested in the brick campaign and naming opportunities. To find out about these opportunities, and how to become a Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze Paw supporter, visit the website www.doylestowndogpark.com or contact Kelcey Meadows-Lucas at doylestowndogpark@gmail.com. To stay informed of our events and progress join our twitter feed (dtowndogpark), or become a fan on Facebook (Doylestown Dog Park). You can also spot us in the Doylestown Memorial Day Parade on May 30th, P&A Feed & Pet store’s Puppy Fair on June 11th and the Tinicum Park Polo Club and Bucks County SPCA Dog Walk event on June 25th. Additional volunteers are still needed for the fundraising and outreach committees. Everyone is encouraged to attend the next monthly meetings on May 4th and June 1st, 7 pm at the Doylestown Borough Building. If you’d like to get involved in any way, please contact us at doylestowndogpark@gmail.com and thanks for your support!

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Dog Days At Iron Pigs The Iron Pigs Baseball Stadium held a “Dog Days At The Park” on Sunday, April 10th. Fans could bring their dogs into the park for a $1 fee. All proceeds were donated to the Animal Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley. Fans not only enjoyed the game from lawn seats near the outfield, they were able to browse a variety of vendors and obtain information and samples that included dog food, frisbees, doggie bandanas, dog cookies and more. The next “Dog Days At The Park” is on Monday, June 13th at 7:05 pm. See ad below.

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Main Demonstration Ring Dog 10:30 Puppy Class ☺ Scooter Demos 11:30 Allentown Police K9 Unit Demonstration (subject to availability) Between Classes As Time Allows! 12:00 K9 Games ☺ 1:30 Pennsylvania Youth Theater Performs Songs From Cinderella 2:00 Puppy Class ☺ 3:00 AKC Canine Good Citizen Test ($10/Dog pre-registered & pre-paid*) *$15 Day of Event 4:00 Pennsylvania Youth Theater Performs Songs From Cinderella

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Musical Sits– Dog must sit outside the line while handler sits on chair. Last handler to get a chair has 10 seconds to distract other dogs out of a sit. If other dog gets up that owner has to get off the chair and have the dog sit again while the first handler steals his chair; then the second handler has 10 seconds to try to distract another dog up. If 10 seconds go by and no dog has moved that handler/dog team is out. Doggie Dash– Assistant holds dog while handler walk to the end of the arena. Ring steward signals the handler to call their dog. First dog to get to the handler and SIT wins. Biscuit & Spoon Relay–Teams race for the fastest time. If you drop the egg you have to stand still for 5 seconds. Beauty Contest-Judged in 3 categories. 1. Appearance-cleanliness, grooming, overall cuteness 2. Manners and obedience to handler- Must demonstrate leash walking, sit, down, stay, come. (all in the ring at the same time like a horse show) Stranger will approach handler to shake hands while dog is in sit. 3. Interview & Special Talent– Announcer will ask each contestant a question about their dog then they will have a chance to show off their special talent.

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spark great drama in the world of art and antiques. Since ancient times, bugs have had their rightful place in art and decorative objects. For instance, in ancient Egypt, bugs were revered in culture and religion. The Egyptians believed that a divine scarab beetle actually pushed the rising sun above the horizon every morning at sunrise. The scarab was responsible for the daily sunrise and thus associated with the process of regeneration, too. With its close association to the sun’s powers, scarabs were used as protective amulets and worn as jewelry. In addition, inscriptions were engraved onto the undersides of the scarab beetles and used as seals. Ancient Scarabs Scarabs appear as carvings on furniture, subjects of paintings, details on lamps and in jewelry designs, etc. Of course, possibly the most famous scarab jewelry was fashioned by Cartier and worn by Elizabeth Taylor, who played the young Egyptian queen, Cleopatra in the 1963 film of the same name. A Cartier scarab brooch, circa 1924 made of gold, platinum, blue Egyptian faience (used in Egyptian jewelry beginning about 5,500 years ago), round cut diamonds, emerald cabochons, smoky quartz, and black enamel was featured in the exhibit “Cartier and America” and valued in the high six figure range. In 2009, a Cartier scarab belt buckle with a cobalt blue scarab with turquoise faience wings studded with cabochon sapphires and diamonds set in platinum measuring 5 inches long sold for an astonishing $302,500.

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House Rabbit Focus of New Children’s Book “A what? You want to keep a rabbit in the house?” Mrs. Noland says in surprise to her daughter, Hannah. And so begins the new picture book, Hannah’s House Rabbit, written by Tewksbury, NJ author, Loren Spiotta-DiMare. Although a work of fiction, the story is based on the author’s own rabbit. “When my husband and I were married in the 1980s, our apartment didn’t allow dogs. Since I had rabbits as a child and enjoyed their puppy-like personalities, we decided to adopt a bunny,” Loren says. “Domino was a great, little buddy,” she recalls fondly. “He was a Mini-Lop mix, all white with brown spots. Dom followed us around the apartment, hopped on the furniture and played games with rabbit toys. He also got into his share of mischief –stealing the pet bird seed boxes and hiding them in his cage was a favorite escapade. His antics are all included in the book.”

A lifelong animal lover, Loren has been writing about her favorite subject for over 30 years. She’s had five adult books published, Macaws, Siamese Cats, The Sporting Spaniel Handbook, Beyond The Finish Line and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, as well as seven picture books for children including: Madeline’s Miracle, Rockwell: A Boy And His Dog, Chelsea & The New Puppy, Daniel, Dog Camp Champ! Norman To The Rescue and Caesar: On Deaf Ears.

Recognized by the Dog Writers Association of America, Humane Society of the United States, Doris Day Animal Foundation and New Jersey Press Women, the author’s work has been published both nationally and internationally. She draws inspiration from her five dogs, pet birds and Quarter Horse, Elwood. “Instead of including my husband and I in the book, I thought the story would be more appealing to children with a child as the main character,” Loren says. “Hannah is approaching her 10th birthday when she talks her Mother into adopting a bunny, who she names Sparkles.”

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The story comes to life with illustrations by Lisa Fenton. A graduate of the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, Lisa has been painting for over 15 years. Hannah’s House Rabbit is her second picture book for children. Lisa is the owner of The Magic Brush, LLC, a decorative, hand-painted children’s furniture and gift company. She lives in Tewksbury with her husband, Jeff, her son, Derek and their yellow Labrador Retriever, Caesar. Derek has recently discovered rabbits as pets, so there may be a bunny in Lisa’s future. A softcover book, Hannah’s House Rabbit lists for $12.00. Send your order to Loren Spiotta-DiMare, P.O. Box 301, Califon, NJ 07830 (emember to add 7% tax and $2.00 shipping). Also note how you would like the book to be autographed. For more information, visit www.LorensReadingRoom.com or email Loren at author@LorensReadingRoom.com


Bark in the Park is a family-friendly event for people who own and love dogs, featuring a dog fashion show, Weiner Dog races, K-9 Games, doggie make-over, dog wedding and more. Plus pet vendors, rescue groups and kids‛ activities. This annual event attracts approximately 3,000 dog-lovers from throughout the Lehigh Valley and New Jersey. Attendees range in age from young children to seniors. It‛s a great day for all ages! There will be pet related businesses and services with a variety pet products available for purchase, animal rescues as well as educational groups. The Farmer‛s Market will also be open from 9am to 1pm.

• Paws on the Runway – Doggie Fashion Show by Milou Couture • Doggie Makeover by Cassandra‛s Mobile Pet Grooming • Bow Wow Dog Weddings & Reception • Weiner Dog Races • Canine Games & Activities • Woofshops- mini seminars throughout the day on a variety of dog care/handling topics (presented by local vets, trainers and professionals)

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Pet Trick Contest and Onsite Pet Photos Kids Games & Activities Live Music “Yappy Hour” at downtown Restaurants with outdoor seating

Saturday May 14, 2011, 10am to 2pm at Riverside Park (Between the Rte 22 Bridge and Free Bridge)

This event is part of the Easton Main Street Initiative. For more information: www.EastonMainStreet.org or Call: 610-330-9942.

Precious Pets Pet Magazine is a proud media sponsor of this event.

FUNd Raisers! Dog Walk Fund Raiser Tinicum Park Polo Club Saturday, June 25th, Noon

$20/Person Registration Includes Admission to Polo and a T Shirt! All Pledge Money Goes Directly To The Bucks County SPCA.

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PA Loves Pit Bulls (and all dogs, for that ma�er!)

Then we enter into the world of BREED SPECIFIC LEGISLATION. While it’s gained many unflattering nicknames over the years, BSL simply limits owners’ rights to have certain dog breeds as pets. It’s a very good possibility that you’ve never even heard of such a thing. And like all things in life, this is true; just because you’re not aware of it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. For many critter lovers, specifically dog lovers, BSL is a big problem and an even bigger fear. Throughout the U.S., politicians are voting on laws that can prohibit you from loving and caring for certain dogs.

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If you’re reading this, you’re clearly a lover of animals. Whether you curl up with a schnauzer or an iguana, you’re one of the millions of Americans that finds comfort in pet ownership. Estimates are that 8 out of 10 families have a pet, and for most of us, it’s not just a pet…its family. But when it comes to governments, pets aren’t always safe. Because of diseases, native habitats, and public safety many states, cities, and counties have banned certain animals, including alligators, poisonous snakes, and tigers.

Pit bulls have been over exposed in the media, and rarely for the right reasons. We’re fed images of dog fights, mauled children, and snarling dogs that provide an improper and irresponsible view of the pit bull breeds. Because of this, many communities have jumped on the banning wagon, outlawing ownership of not only pit bulls, but also other large breeds that present fear in the minds of some. Target can’t bring its signature Bull Terrier to an event in Akron, OH…the breed is banned. Rottweillers, Doberman Pinschers, Akitas, Mastiffs, Great Danes, Malamutes, and Huskies are also banned in parts of the United States. These bans don’t come because of long lasting research that might lead to change. These knee jerk reactions are simple results of ignorance.

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Is it working? Ask an official in Denver, where they kill thousands of pets per year. According to the city’s laws, animal enforcement agents can enter a home, take a dog, leave, and the owner can do nothing to stop this. Cincinnati Ohio has outlawed pit bulls, yet the underground dog fighting culture hasn’t changed. Miami-Dade County, Florida, is one of the few municipalities that will even allow rescues to come take the dogs out of the shelters. And in Ontario Canada, Michael Bryant led the pit bull breed ban, with no significant change in dog bites or attacks. And after all the tax payer money is spent to educate officials on WHAT a pit bull is, how to identify one, and collection of “illegal” dogs, no one can present favorable results. It’s the animals that pay for the public’s inability to see the big picture. Thousands of pit bull type dogs are killed every year due to these bans. A quick Google search brings up disturbing images of dead dogs piled into heaps, as if they’re discarded waste. The senseless deaths never address the real problem. If you want to see why a dog acts the way he does, you don’t look at the dog; you look at the other end of the leash. And yet it’s the responsible owners that are penalized for the actions of the few bad apples. A good Rottweiler doesn’t make the evening news. Your neighbor’s bull mastiff, a certified therapy dog, won’t be on the cover of the local paper. And Neville, an American Pit Bull Terrier rescued from the Ontario breed ban, will not be a household name, despite his service as a bomb sniffing dog in the state of Washington. Thankfully, Pennsylvania loves pit bulls. The state of PA is one of the few that has laws against Breed Specific Legislation. And, it’s important that animal lovers know their rights. For instance, I’ve come across many a potential adopter whose insurance company wouldn’t cover their household if they adopted certain breeds. But, PA Agricultural law 459-507(d) states Insurance coverage discrimination.--No liability policy or surety bond issued pursuant to this act or any other act may prohibit coverage from any specific breed of dog. And municipalities in the state cannot discriminate based on breed; PA Agricultural Law 459-507(c)

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Local ordinances.--Those provisions of local ordinances relating to dangerous dogs are hereby abrogated. A local ordinance otherwise dealing with dogs may not prohibit or otherwise limit a specific breed of dog. PA does love pit bulls. We love all of our well behaved animals. But, it’s important that responsible owners have a voice in their community. We have these laws now, and we need continued help to maintain their existence. Don’t shy away from the public for fear that someone may be afraid of your beloved animal. If you’d like to know more about Breed Specific Legislation and its affect on owners in the United States, attend a viewing of Beyond the Myth. Libby Sherrill, the film’s producer, has passionately followed BSL around the country, documenting the atrocities and interviewing those who have been hurt by such laws. You don’t have to be a pit bull lover to understand. Watch the film, and as you listen to the owners speak of their dogs, close your eyes. Let their voices be yours. Now you’re talking about your love for your poodle or Boston terrier. Visit www.beyondthemythmovie.com for more information. First they came for the pit bulls, but you didn’t speak up because you didn’t own one. Then, they came knocking on your door. What are you willing to do to protect your rights and the animals you love?

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Meals on Wheels For Pets Monroe County Meals on Wheels (MOW) volunteers delivered 82,231 meals to homebound seniors in 2010 but they also delivered meals to clients’ pets. A pet may be the only “family” and the only living thing MOW clients see each day other than the MOW volunteers so to the clients their pet’s welfare may be more important than their own. Since 2005, many MOW programs across the country have started delivering pet food to their clients along with meals for human consumption because these programs are recognizing the important part that pets play in their owners’ lives. Pets provide significant health benefits for elderly, homebound, and socially isolated populations: Independently living seniors with pets tend to have better physical health and mental well-being than those without pets (Jour. of the American Geriatrics Society, May 1999). Other studies suggest that elderly pet owners have significantly lower blood pressure and healthier cholesterol and triglyceride levels than those without pets. Pets help to alleviate social isolation among the homebound—they help overcome loneliness by giving companionship and affection, they supply a sense of security and protection, help relieve stress and anxiety, and are the best source of unconditional love. In January 2009, Monroe County Meals on Wheels started its program for several reasons: the economy was in the midst of recession and many MOW clients are on fixed, limited incomes; at the time there was no animal shelter in the county if a person were unable to keep their pet; and volunteers were reporting that clients were sharing their own food with their pets. A grant from Banfield, The Pet Hospital helped get the Monroe County program started.

Clients who already receive Meals on Wheels themselves can receive a monthly delivery of a 10-14 day supply of food for their dogs and cats. Because the food is donated, MOW does not always have a specific brand name but are able to supply canned or dry food. Currently volunteers deliver food to 18 dogs and 22 cats. The purpose of Meals on Wheels is to allow clients to remain in their own homes, in familiar surroundings where they can remain independent with dignity. It only makes sense to help feed these Continued no page 30

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Events May 7: Precious Pets Pet Expo & Dog Walk 10 am to 5pm, Allentown Fairgrounds, Allentown, PA. Free puppy training classes, AKC K9 Good Citizen Test (fee), Free Moon Bounce, Allentown Police K9 Unit, Vendors, Rodent Show & more. www.PAPetExpos.us

May 17: Afternoon Bird Walks Tues, 5:30- 7pm, Hoffman Park www.co.hunterdon.nj.us 908-782-1158 May 18: Butterflies & Moths What makes a butterfly a butterfly, and a moth a moth? Many questions answered. Wed. 7:30-8:30pm, Arboretum, 8yrs & up, $3. 908-782-1158 www.co.hunterdon.nj.us

May 7: Vireos and Warblers and Tanagers…Oh my! MCEEC’s Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary exploration for spring’s newly arriving birds. 2 hr walk, 7am. $5/non-member, May 19: Morning Bird Walks $3/EE Center member. Pre-registration req Thurs, 6:30 - 8am, Deer Path Park by Fri, May 6. 570-629-3061 Monroe County www.co.hunterdon.nj.us 908-782-1158 Conservation Dist. www.mcconservation.org May 20: Dinner/Auction May 10: Afternoon Bird Walks 20th Annual Kettle Creek Environmental Tues, 5:30- 7pm, Deer Path Park: Soccer Lot Fund Dinner/Auction. 6pm, Friday. Dinner: www.co.hunterdon.nj.us 908-782-1158 $37 pp. 570-629-3060 for info. May 12: Morning Bird Walks Thurs, 6:30 - 8am, Sunnyside Picnic Area www.co.hunterdon.nj.us 908-782-1158 May 14: Cops n Kids LVAFB Day Cops n Kids & the Animal Food Bank Pet Day, Reading room at Northampton Community College Fowler Family Southside Center- See how the shelter plays a part of being in the community. 10 - 2, 610-252-7722 www.healthyanimalcenter.org May 14: Bark in the Park Riverside Pet Parade is NOW “Bark in the Park!” 10 am - 2 pm at the newly remodeled Riverside Park Bring your pups for a day of fun celebrating man’s bestfriend. See pg 23 www.eastonmainstreet.org 610-330-9942 May 14/15: Pocono Mountain Birdathon Sat/Sun All proceeds benefit the Monroe County Environmental Education Center. Participants can bird for 24 hrs: 7pm Sat -7pm Sun. You can solicit sponsors to pledge a donation for each species of bird sighted during count period. If you don’t feel you can confidently identify birds, call & we’ll put you in contact with a more experienced birder. Gather at EE Center 7:30pm May 15 to share birding adventures. 570-629-3061 www.mcconservation.org

May 24: Critter Count Which animals live at Echo Hill and how many of each? Survey our fields & forests for insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. We will be using magnifying glasses, binoculars, and field guides to identify our animal friends. Tue, 6-8pm, Echo Hill, Ages 8-14 (adults may drop off), $5ea. 908-782-1158 www.co.hunterdon.nj.us May 24: Afternoon Bird Walks Tues, 5:30- 7pm, County Arboretum www.co.hunterdon.nj.us 908-782-1158 May 26: Morning Bird Walks Thurs, 6:30 - 8am, Hoffman Park www.co.hunterdon.nj.us 908-782-1158 May 26 : Nightjar Field Trip Thur 7pm Search for the mysterious whippoorwill and its relative, the common nighthawk. Travel by van to bird viewing locations. $12/non-member, $8/EE Center member and includes van transportation. Return approx. 10pm. Pre-reg & pymt req & limited. Refunds only if notification is made 1 week in advance. 570-629-3061 www.mcconservation.org May 31: Afternoon Bird Walks Tues, 5:30- 7pm, Bernadette Morales/Uplands www.co.hunterdon.nj.us 908-782-1158

May 21: Birding Program Garret Mountain & The Meadowlands Sat., 5am - 2pm, $35 Passaic County Park & DeKorte State Park in the Meadowlands and a focus on wetland species. 908-782-1158 www.co.hunterdon.nj.us May 21: Allentown Dog Training Club Show Macungie Memorial Park, Macungie PA. AKC sanctioned Obedience Trial and Rally Trial. 610-439-2800 May 21: Mid-Atlantic Cavy Breeders Show Macungie Memorial Park, Macungie PA. 9am, open to public. 609-320-5894

June 4: Low Cost Vaccination Clinic Tractor Supply in Nazareth 10am - 1:30pm Dr. K. Fenstermacher, 4037 Jandy Boulevard Easton, PA 610-746-9562 Low cost vaccination clinic: Cats: $12 Rabies vaccine 610252-7722 www.healthyanimalcenter.org June 4: Quakertown Vet. Clinic Pet Fair 10am-3pm, see page 24. June 4: Scout Discovery Day at the Pond Sat. - Scouts of all ranks & ages may visit the pond at Kettle Creek. Discuss all of the adaptations that make that life possible for those that live under water.10am. (Wear shoes that can get wet and muddy - no open-toed footwear). $5/scout. Limit 25 scouts. Pre-reg & pymt req & limited by Fri,

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May 27. Refunds given only if notification is made 1 week in advance. 570-629-3061 www.mcconservation.org

inc bald eagles, ospreys, peregrine falcons. 8:30am, return 5:30pm. $20/nonmember, $14/EE Center member, inc van transportation. Lunch, water, binoculars, June 4: Annual Trails Day and camera should be packed. Pre-reg & Hunterdon County Dept of Parks and Recre- pymt req & limited. Refunds only if notificaation, 8:30am - 12:30pm at Round Mountain tion given 1 week in advance. 570-629-3061 Section of Deer Path Park, Ages 12 & up Monroe Cty Cons. Dist. Lunch & light breakfast provided to volunwww.mcconservation.org teers. www.co.hunterdon.nj.us 908-782-1158 June 18: Salamander Hunt June 5: Bird Mart Search for salamanders at Kettle Creek. 1 9-4, birds, bird supplies, raffles. Ramada Inn, 1/2 hr program designed for all ages.10am Fishkill NY www.hvcbirdsociety.freeservers. Dress to get a little dirty and possibly muddy. com 845-877-6808 Vendors wanted. $5/non-members, $3/EE Center members and children under 12. 570-629-3061 Monroe June 6: 8th Annual Golf Tournament Cty Cons. Dist. www.mcconservation.org benefiting Common Sense For Animals, nokill shelter. High Bridge Hills Golf Club, 8am June 25: Bucks County SPCA Dog Walk call 908-859-3060. See page 23. Tinicum Park Polo Club, Route 32, Erwinna, PA, noon, game begins at 2. Registration June 11: 2nd ANNUAL PET ADOPTION DAY info at www.bcspca.org, see pgage 23 Sponsored by local canine, feline & small animal rescue groups. Meet & greet their June 26: I Bike For Animals Rally & Food Fest rescues who are in need of new furever benefiting Common Sense For Animals nohomes. 11 am to 3 pm. 610-252-7722 www. kill shelter. Register 9am, ride starts 11am. healthyanimalcenter.org Warren County Tech, 1500 Rte 57, Washington NJ call 908-859-3060 for info. See pg 23 June11: Pond Peekers Sat. Fun for entire family, completely June 26: Poodle Club of Lehigh Valley “hands-on”- we catch & identify pond Health Clinic All breeds welcome. Eye exanimals.10am. $5/non-member, $3/EE mem- ams, many different blood tests, microchips, ber & kids under 12.All equipment inc nets Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog Inc. provided, wear shoes to get wet & muddy. Tests. Macungie Memorial Park, Macungie Pre-reg req by Friday, June 10. 570-629-3061 PA. 610-437-5528 www.mcconservation.org poodleclubofthelehighvalley.com June 11: P&A Feed & Pet store’s Puppy Fair 826 N. Easton Rd Doylestown, PA 18902 215-348-3738 June 13: Dog Days At The Park Iron Pigs Baseball, Allentown PA, 7:05pm. $1 donation for dogs to enter park. 610-841PIGS see page 12 for more info. June 17: Raptor Field Trip Survey kestrel nest boxes & learn about the ecology and conservation of this beautiful falcon. Observe adult kestrels & have opportunity to photograph nestlings. May also observe/discuss other local nesting raptors

July 10: Breeding Birds of Hunterdon County Sun, 6am to noon. $20 Explore Hoffman Park, Spruce Run Reservoir, and Voorhees State Park. Two miles of hiking required. www.co.hunterdon.nj.us 908-782-1158

20th Annual Dinner/Auction

Benefiting Monroe County Environmental Education Center Kettle Creek Environmental Fund is having their 20th Annual Dinner & Auction at Camelback May 20th. This is a fun filled evening to raise money for a great organization- the Monroe County Environmental Education Center in Bartonsville. The evening starts at 6pm with a silent auction, cash bar, and entertainment by Cold Springs. The buffet dinner starts at 7pm with choices including filet mignon, chicken Francaise, seafood Newburg, Caesar salad, poached salmon, wild rice, fresh vegetable and a desert table. Following dinner is an open auction at 8pm with donated auction items that include golf outings, landscape packages, hand crafted items, dinners, vacation packages, artwork and more. Dinner tickets are only $37 each, and Sponsorships of $500or more include two dinner tickets. Please call 570-629-3060 for more information.

Public Bog Walks

Every Wednesday from May 4 - June 1 from 1 - 3:30pm,the Monroe County Conservation District will lead walks through a very unique National Natural Landmark - the Tannersville Bog. $5/non-members, $3/ EE or Nature Conservancy members & children under 12. Meet at the EE Center. Pre-registration required. 570-629-3061 www.mcconservation.org

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Monroe County Meals on Wheels is located in St. John’s Lutheran Church, 9 North 9th Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. Phone (570) 424-8794 mcmow@ptd.net

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