People & Their Pets | Social Miami & Paws 4 You Rescue | March 2012

People & Their Pets is a monthly newsletter featuring 3 South Florida residents and their pets. It’s purpose is to spread the word about Paws 4 You Rescue as well as highlight the special relationship all the pet owners have with their pets. February issue featured Pulitzer Prize winning author Dave Barry, Cara Balogh, and Tony & Cathy Blank.

Dave Barry, who resides in Miami, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author and columnist, who wrote a nationally syndicated humor column for The Miami Herald from 1983 to 2005. He has also written numerous books of humor and parody, as well as comedic novels. Dave has had dogs named Earnest, Zippy, and now Lucy. All are mentioned regularly in Barry’s columns. His latest work, “Lunatics”, which he co-wrote with Alan Zweibel, is out now and is being turned into a major motion picture.

Pictured: Dave Barry with his adopted Lab Lucy. Dave Barry adopted Lucy from Paws 4 You Rescue.

Here is Dave Barry with Paws 4 You’s president, Carol Caridad.

Cara is married with two teenagers and enjoys spending time with the family. Her 18 year old son, Andrew, is about to graduate from high school and her daughter, Alex, is a high school junior. “I love being active – biking, hiking, skiing and working out. In fact, right now we are all in Colorado hiking with the dogs”.

Pictured: Cara Balogh with Kobe & Kuma.
Cathy and Tony Blank are both native Miamians. They have grown up in the Magic City, all along attending school, pursuing their careers and living in Miami. Cathy is a proud mother and real estate executive. Tony is an involved father and business investor. Together they are active philanthropists and at the same time they are “hands on” involved in a number of organizations including Honey Shine Mentoring Program, United Cystic Fibrosis and Florida Poodle Rescue to mention a few. “We love spending time with our dogs as they give us alot of happiness”.

Pictured: Tony & Cathy Blank with Frosty, Gumbo & Chester.

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