7/23/2011 – Schmiegel’s Carnival includes book-signings

“Schmiegel’s Carnival includes book-signings by celebrity authors, acting auditions for dogs, music, fun and food”

CHERRY HILL, N.J. – JULY 7, 2011 – Camp Bow Wow,® Cherry Hill’s premier Doggy Day and Overnight Camp, is hosting a fundraiser for NJ Aid for Animals,(NJAFA) on Saturday, July 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., rain or shine, at the camp’s facilities located at 3 Esterbrook Lane, Suite 250, Cherry Hill, N.J. The event “Schmiegel’s Carnival”, is being held to raise funds for dogs like Schmiegel, an abused dog rescued by NJAFA headquartered in Camden County, NJ. Proceeds from the event will go to NJAFA, a not-for-profit animal charity aiding abused animals. Schmiegel will be the guest of honor along with other dogs for adoption. Admission is free.

Celebrity guests include pet advocate Carol Erickson, author Rachel Hirschfeld, and Dawn Wolfe, owner of PawsitivelyFamousAnimalActors.

Carol Erickson, KYW CBS3 meteorologist and pet advocate, will also be a guest.

Ms. Erickson recently expanded her formidable media career by publishing a children’s book Not A Used Dog, At All, a book encouraging adoption of shelter dogs. Profits from the book benefit NJAFA.

An expert in pet estate planning, Rachel Hirschfeld will also be a guest. She is one of the first attorneys in the country to focus on what is now known as animal law. She is the author of PETRIARCH: The Complete Guide to Financial and Legal Planning for a Pet’s Continued Care. The book provides information needed to protect the welfare and security of all animals, especially family pets. A nationally known attorney in the field of pet law, Hirschfeld will also be giving a workshop on pet trusts from 11:00 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. and a lecture from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on a new court ruling which will allow people who foster dogs to deduct expenses on their income tax. Space is limited – Reservations required at (856) 65l-WOOF.

Dawn Wolfe, a talent coordinator for several Animal Planet Television shows, will be holding on the spot dog acting auditions.

According to camp owners Michelle Bryson and Heidi Duffy, who opened the camp in 2009, “ Camp Bow Wow provides a fun, safe and upscale environment for dogs to play, romp and receive lots of love and attention for day drop-off or overnight stays. The carnival is our way to support animals in need of help.” The carnival will also include family activities such as sand art, a moon bounce, cotton candy, hot dogs and hamburgers, water ice and music by DJ’s Available Sound and Light.

Camp Bow-Wow’s array of amenities include a 9,800 square-foot climate-controlled facility with four indoor and three outdoor play areas, private sleeping cabins, grooming services, birthday parties, and live web cams so owners can view pets live over the internet and over the iphone during the day.

For more information about Camp Bow Wow and the carnival, call 856-651-WOOF (9663) or visit on the web at www.campbowwow.com/Cherryhill.