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ORGANIC SPA - RAW FOOD - WINE BENEFIT
to support the adoption of three retired research beagles
from Kindness Ranch here in New Jersey

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 

Serene Spa & Boutique and Bibi'z (next door)
288 Center Avenue
Westwood, NJ 

7:00 p.m. Free facials and raw food samples and demos at Serene Spa
call Melissa to pre-register for facial appointment at 201-391-070

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8:30 p.m.  Dr Buchoff, Holistic Pet Care, PA presents at Bibi'z
free h'orderves, $5 organic wine, happy hour drinksOrganic: Spa - Raw Food & Wine Benefit Night for Freedom Beagles Jed and Barney

To support the adoption of Jed and Barney, two beagles retired from laboratories as pet food tasters, peace4paws has organized a fundraiser featuring organic spa treatments, raw food samples and wine to be held on September 11, 2013 beginning at 7PM at Serene Spa & Boutique and moving right next door at 8:30 pm with holistic Vet Dr. Gerald Buchoff to Bibi’z Restaurant and Lounge, both of Westwood. 

Courtesy of peace4paws volunteers, the beagles, Jed and Barney, who will be available for adoption, are coming to Westwood in September from the Kindness Ranch in Wyoming where they were first rescued. Typically, laboratory beagles are euthanized instead of being freed from service and put up for adoption. These two healthy happy beagles are the growing exception to that rule. This benefit was created to help promote awareness to the plight of laboratory beagles and fund their second chance at life. 

For a $15 admission fee, participants may sign up for organic facials by calling Melissa of Serene Spa at 201-391-0707, which begins at 7:00PM. This first part of the event also includes an organic raw food presentation and free samples prepared by Donna Eldridge and Gil Cohen of DG Vegan and Raw at the Serene Spa, located at 288 Center Avenue. The second half of the evening begins at 8:30PM next door at Bibi’z and includes $5 organic wine, Happy Hour Drinks, free hors d’oeuvres and a special presentation on raw foods for pets and holistic veterinary care by Holistic Vet Dr. Gerald M. Buchoff of Holistic Pet Care. For more information about the event or about adopting Jed or Barney, please visit our website: www.peace4paws.org.


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Pascack Valley Community Life
Thursday, August 29, 2013 

Raw food and wine event supports pet adoptions in Westwood 

Westwood
Peace4paws is hosting a fundraiser, featuring organic spa treatments, raw food samples and wine to be held on Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. at Serene Spa & Boutique.
The fundraiser, while promoting awareness of the plight of laboratory beagles, will help support the adoption of Jed and Barney, two retired laboratory beagles, who were once used to test pet foods.
The two healthy beagles, Jed and Barney, who will be available for adoption, are coming to Westwood from the Kindness Ranch in Wyoming where they were rescued.
For a $15 admission fee, participants may sign up for organic facials by calling Melissa of Serene Spa at 201-391-0707. Facials begin at 7 p.m.
The event also includes an organic raw food presentation with free samples prepared by Donna Eldridge and Gil Cohen of DG Vegan and Raw.
At 8:30 p.m. guests will move next door to Bibi'z Restaurant and Lounge, where holistic Vet Dr. Gerald Buchoff of Holistic Pet Care will give a presentation on raw foods for pets and holistic veterinary care. The second half of the evening will include a $5 organic wine tasting, Happy Hour Drinks, and free hors d'oeuvres.

The Serene Spa & Boutique is located at 288 Center Ave. in Westwood. For more information about the event or about adopting Jed or Barney, visit peace4paws.org.

Pascack Valley Community Life
Thursday, September 5, 2013

Peace4paws to bring beagles to New Jersey for new life

Westwood

At the end of this month former research beagles Jed, 6, and Barney, 5, will travel nearly 2,000 miles to find new homes in New Jersey. The healthy pups were rescued by the Kindness Ranch, a Wyoming-based animal sanctuary, and with the help of Westwood volunteers from the animal advocacy group Peace4Paws, they are getting ready to make their way to the Pascack Valley.[Barney (left), 5, and Jed, 6, are former research beagles who are looking for new homes. The healthy pups were rescued by the Kindness Ranch, a Wyoming-based animal sanctuary, and with the help of Westwood volunteers from animal advocacy group Peace4Paws, they are making their way to the Pascack Valley. After spending most of their lives in cages, they will finally have a shot at a normal life.]
PHOTOS COURTESY OF PEACE4PAWS
Barney (left), 5, and Jed, 6, are former research beagles who are looking for new homes. The healthy pups were rescued by the Kindness Ranch, a Wyoming-based animal sanctuary, and with the help of Westwood volunteers from animal advocacy group Peace4Paws, they are making their way to the Pascack Valley. After spending most of their lives in cages, they will finally have a shot at a normal life.

After spending most of their lives in cages testing pet food products, they will finally have a shot at a normal life.

"Honestly, all these dogs, they have an interesting story," said Jennifer Cece Bellon, president of Peace4paws.

Laboratories released Jed and Barney on the condition of anonymity after receiving cold calls from the Kindness Ranch.

Typically, laboratory beagles, chosen for their docile nature, are euthanized instead of being freed and put up for adoption.

"They are pretty much in a cage their entire experimental lifetime," said Peace4Paws volunteer Donna Eldridge.

Barney, originally someone's pet, was brought to a shelter and then sold to a lab for a couple hundred dollars.

Jed was bred for research in New York and then moved to a pet food tasting lab in Pennsylvania. "He was a little normal puppy, but he was born in a laboratory," explained Cece Bellon. Both dogs are healthy. Both dogs need new homes.

While Peace4Paws has been an animal advocacy group since its inception in 2007, the group hopes that Jed and Barney will mark a new beginning towards becoming an animal adoption and rescue group. "That is number one…," said Cece Bellon, who five years ago rescued her own dog Blackie from a vet clinic in Puerto Rico after he served as a "blood donor" dog, used for blood transfusions. For a few hundred dollars, Peace4paws flew Blackie to the United States.

To raise awareness around the suffering of laboratory animals and to support the adoption of the two pups, Peace4Paws is hosting a cruelty-free event, "The Organic: Spa, Raw Food & Wine Benefit Night" on Sept. 11.

"We are trying to bring awareness," explained Eldridge. "…It's such a good cause."

The evening will feature organic spa treatments and a raw food presentation at 7 p.m. at Serene Spa & Boutique, 288 Center Ave., Westwood.

This segment of the event will aim to show the creativity that can come with veganism and raw food, explained Donna, also a certified raw food educator.

Gil Cohen and Eldridge of DG Vegan and Raw, an organization dedicated to raising awareness about vegan and raw food, will host a discussion on why it is important to eat raw. Samples will be available.

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"Food can be our best friend and food can be our enemy," Eldridge explained.

A tentative menu includes mock salmon made with walnuts.

Next door at 8:30 p.m. holistic veterinarian Gerald Buchoff of Holistic Pet Care will host a discussion on raw foods for pets and holistic veterinary care at Bibi'z Restaurant and Lounge.

To learn more about volunteering or about the event, visit peace4paws.org. To sign up for a $15 organic facial, call Serene Spa at 201-391-0707. For adoption information or to learn about adopting Jed or Barney visit, peace4paws.org/Adopt_Us_.html.

http://www.northjersey.com/community/events/222459401_Peace4Paws_to_bring_beagles_to_New_Jersey_for_new_life.html?c=y&page=1agraph here.