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Port Salerno, Fla./Aug. 8, 2012 — The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC) will begin a new event series for dogs and their owners called Sips & Wags on Aug. 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Pirate’s Cove Waterfront Tiki Bar, 4307 SE Bayview St., Stuart. The event will be held the second Tues. of every month through Dec. 2012. Admission is $10 per person and includes two free drinks and a 20 percent discount off on the food menu. All proceeds benefit the HSTC.
"Sips & Wags is the only Treasure Coast doggie social that benefits animals in need," said HSTC Community Relations Manager Jackie Ranaldo. "We invite the public to lap up an evening with their two-legged and four-legged friends while enjoying live music, dining and shopping at the waterfront Pirate Tiki Bar while taking in the picturesque view of Manatee Pocket in Port Salerno."
The event was formerly known as Yappy Hour but the HSTC decided to host a contest to change the name. The winner received a free two-night stay at The Fur Seasons Resort for Pets and a full grooming package for their pet at the Launder-Mutt Mobile Grooming Salon.
"We thank owners Drue Pollack and Peter Einhorn for making this generous donation," said Ranaldo.
Event vendor space also is available. For more information, call Jayme Uteschill at 772-600-3216 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 1955, the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, located at 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave. in Palm City, has been the leading advocate for animal welfare in the Martin County area. A 501(c)3 private, nonprofit organization, the Humane Society relies on donations, wills and bequests to support its programs and services. As a local Humane Society, HSTC is independently run from any national welfare or humane organization with no financial assistance from these groups. Follow the HSTC on Facebook at