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Monmouth County SPCA’s annual Valentine’s Brunch highlights Pittie Project

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People came out to share some love with the homeless animals of Monmouth County SPCA (MCSPCA) on February 9, 2014. The annual MCSPCA Valentine’s Brunch was held at McLoone’s Pier House at Pier Village, Long Branch, New Jersey at 11 a.m.

This year’s sold out brunch was the MCSPCA’s biggest and best yet, raising more than $30,000 for the animals in their care. The event also raised awareness for the MCSPCA Pittie Project, a program dedicated to getting into communities and offering support and education to help reduce the number of pit bulls in the shelter. Currently the program has spayed/neutered over 300 pit bulls and pit bull mixes in the Monmouth County area through the Pittie Project.

As noted in their recent press release, the event honored longtime Monmouth County SPCA employee Dennis Bailey. Dennis retired after 48 years of laughs, lasting memories and lives saved.

“Whenever I go in Monmouth County and mention the MCSPCA, the first question I receive is about Dennis. It’s no wonder, as he has represented the heart and soul of this organization for almost five decades,” said Jerry Rosenthal, MCSPCA President and CEO.

Emceeing the brunch was 95.9 The Rat’s Jimmy Steal. There was a huge chance auction with prizes for people and their pets. The Melissa Chill Duo with Rob Dye also performed live.

The 50-50 raffle tickets were offered for purchase prior to and during the Brunch for $10 each. The grand prize winner was drawn on Monday, February 10 at 2 p.m. at the MCSPCA Homeward Bound Adoption Center in Eatontown. The winner was awarded over $12,000 and donated a portion back to the animals in need at the MCSPCA.

To learn more about the Monmouth County SPCA, the Pittie Project or to find your next furry friend, please visit the MCSPCA website of call 732-542-0040.

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