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August 15, 2013

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10 WOODBRIDGE SENTINEL GREATER MEDIA NEWSPAPERS • www.gmnews.com August 15, 2013 VIDEO Calendar shows 'Dog Days' of Woodbridge By AMY ROSEN Staff Writer oodbridge native Jill Caren knows that a professional image can be the key to getting a homeless animal adopted. With that in mind, Caren has donated her time over the past year or so to produce images of dogs that were lodged at the Woodbridge Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center. The website designer and professional pet photographer will expand on that concept by creating "Dog Days," a calendar that will feature dogs adopted from the shelter. Caren photographed each of the dogs at local businesses whose owners agreed to help with the cause. "Each month, we will profile a different dog that was adopted," Caren said. "Through my photography work at the shelter, I realized how much good they do and how much it costs for upkeep and care. They are passionate W about it and truly care about the animals." Woodbridge Animal Shelter manager Heather Campione said the funds raised from sales of the calendar will be used to pay for medical care for animals at the shelter and to purchase supplies such as paper towels and food. In order to find her subjects, Caren held a "Dog Days" contest for shelter alumni. After all the votes were in, the winning pooches — Neko, Lily, Ginger, Holtzie, siblings Bear and Candy, Charley, Journey, Mia, Suzy Q, Shelby, Max, Pup and Seal, Lily and Murphy — were photographed at businesses around town. Photographs of senior pit bull siblings Bear and Candy were taken at Access Self Storage on Amboy Avenue. The two dogs were brought to the shelter after their owner passed away. They remained at the shelter for many weeks until Tara (Continued on next page)

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