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 Choppers cancer diagnosis. (Photos by Stacie Fanelli. Click to enlarge)
By DANIELLE TEPPER
Three months ago, Chopper, Megan Prendervilles 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.