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Helping Paws Food and Supply Drive set for July 4

June 27, 2018
By ED FRANKS ( , Pine Island Eagle

Yard Dog Charlie's annual "Helping Paws Food and Supply Drive" takes place on July 4 at Woody's Waterside.

"Florida is famous for the 'Early Bird Specials', Charlie said. "There are 'Early Bird' breakfasts, 'Early Bird' lunches and dinners, 'Early Bird' movies, car deals, and even boat deals. Just about every recreational activity has an 'Early Bird Special.' So, I thought why not an 'Early Bird' 4th of July Party and BBQ? And, at the same time help a local organization."

Charlie's wife, Deb, is very involved in helping to rescue and place abandoned pets and has become friends with Marnie Miszewski, owner of Helping Paws Animal Shelter. Helping Paws Animal Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non-profit, no kill shelter, housing almost 200 healthy cats and kittens as well as cats with special needs.

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Yard Dog Charlie will be performing some of his “Florida Swamp Music” with his accordion this Wednesday, July 4, at Woody’s Waterside on Stringfellow Road in St. James City.

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"So a big part of this is to collect food for the shelter," Charlie said. "There will be raffles and a 50/50 drawing and drink and food specials. Everyone that donates food, supplies or money to the shelter gets raffle tickets. The shelter needs canned cat food, scoopable cat litter, premium dry cat food (Iams, Purina One, Science Diet, Grain Free, etc.), treats, paper towels, trash bags, bleach and other cleaning products. Also gift certificates from Publix, PetSmart, etc., are welcome."

As always, the party features the "Florida Swamp Music" of Yard Dog Charlie. The 4th of July party begins at 2 p.m. and goes until 5 p.m.

For additional information about the "Helping Paws Food and Supply Drive" deck party, visit

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Woody's Waterside is at 3051 Stringfellow Road, St. James, FL 33956. Call 239-283-5555 or visit

Helping Paws Animal sanctuary is at 10060 Mallory E. Parkway, Unit D, St. James City, FL 33956. Call 239-283-9100 or visit



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