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									ASPCA And Cindy Adams Host 3rd Annual Blessing of the Animals

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 Pets of all Shapes and Sizes Invited to Celebrate the Holidays at Free Event on December 11.

Online PR News – 04-December-2011 NEW YORK—The
                                      –               ASPCA ® (The American Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and New York Post columnist and ASPCA board member Cindy Adams
are kicking off the 2011 holiday season with the Third Annual ASPCA Blessing of the Animals next
Sunday, December 11 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Christ Church United Methodist, located at 520 Park Avenue and
60th Street in New York City.

This year’s community event, which is sponsored by Live Oak Bank, draws a passionate and distinguished
crowd of animal lovers and their beloved pets, whether furry or feathered. Led by Christ Church’s Senior
Minister, the Rev. Stephen Bauman, and Senior Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein of Central Synagogue, animals
will join in a processional to the altar for their blessings. The renowned Brooklyn Youth Choir will perform
holiday classics at the family-friendly event, which is free and open to the public. Donations of pet toys will
be collected by the ASPCA for homeless pets at NYC Animal Care and Control.

“The annual Blessing of the Animals is an event that both the two-legged and four-legged members of the
family can enjoy together,” said ASPCA President and CEO Ed Sayres. “This is a special occasion for animal
lovers to focus on the important role that pets play in our lives and to celebrate their being during the holiday

“This is Live Oak Bank’s first year supporting the Blessing of the Animals, and we look forward to celebrating
the human-animal bond with fellow animal lovers,” adds Jim Mahan, director of marketing at Live Oak Bank.
“Live Oak Bank originated as a lending company solely for Veterinarian s and our pets are regulars in our
offices, so it means a lot to us to take part in this tradition.”

About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first
humane organization established in the Americas and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animal
welfare. More than one million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the
prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the
ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. The
ASPCA, which is headquartered in
New York City, offers a wide range of programs, including a mobile clinic outreach initiative, its own humane
law enforcement team, and a groundbreaking veterinary forensics team and mobile animal CSI unit. For
more information, please visit . To become a fan of the ASPCA on Facebook, go to . To follow the ASPCA on Twitter, go to .

About Live Oak Bank
In 2007, Live Oak Bank started to provide veterinary business loans to small, independent businesspeople
looking to expand, remodel, refinance and/or acquire an existing practice. From the beginning, Live Oak
took a personal approach and saw clients not as numbers, but as real people facing real-life opportunities
and challenges. Live Oak offers big bank expertise but provides personal attention to all of its customers to
ensure their long-term success. It worked - for us them, as well as their clients - and they expanded their
veterinary funding programs to serve the needs of independent pharmacies, dental offices and funeral
homes across the country. For additional information about Live Oak Bank, please visit .

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