PAWS FOR CAUSE IN GALLERIA

Yoshi (left) and Chopper (right) anxiously await a treat in front of their owners’ new pet product kiosk, Paws for a Cause. Megan Prenderville and Mike Harper opened the stand in response to Chopper’s cancer diagnosis. (Photos by Stacie Fanelli. Click to enlarge)

By DANIELLE TEPPER

Three months ago, Chopper, Megan Prenderville’s 7-year-old Border Collie mix, was diagnosed for the second time with a malignant anal sac tumor. This time, however, the cancer was more aggressive, the tumor inoperable.

With the diagnosis weighing heavily on her mind, Prenderville searched for a way to stay productively positive.

“It was just really horrible coming to work every day knowing this about my best buddy,” said Prenderville. “I realized that putting a pet boutique together in a way that we could raise money for charity could be my therapy.”

Last month, Prenderville and her husband Mike Harper debuted “Paws for a Cause,” an extension of Frame to Please, in a hallway kiosk outside the custom framing shop they own in the Galleria of Red Bank to do just that.

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