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Paws Crossed Telethon!

The Telethon was a HUGE success! 

Thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters! Watch the replay below!

It is not too late to donate towards the telethon - all funds raised will aid us in our mission to

"Rescue One By One Until There Are None"!

We have broken down the Telethon into the 5 segments for easier viewing. Enjoy!

Matching Gift Opportunity!

Our dear friends Rachel and George Gumina matched all donations given during the telethon up to $10,000!! We reached the match - THANK YOU!!!

Telethon Sponsors!

Entertainment / Speakers


Rob Thomas - Three-time GRAMMY® award winner -- singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and Matchbox Twenty co-founder.


Marisol and Rob Thomas have been long time animal lovers and have provided critical support to Paws Crossed and dozens of other rescue organizations through their foundation - The Sidewalk Angels Foundation.

Chazz Palminteri - an American actor, screenwriter, producer and playwright. He is best known for his film, A Bronx Tale.


Always champions for animal causes, Gianna and Chazz are proud to be partnered with Paws Crossed for their dedication toward rescue and their commitment to saving and placing every animal in the most caring home.


Dante Palminteri - American singer-songwriter and actor Dante Palminteri matured his musical styling at an early age, drawing inspiration from John Mayer’s poetic mastery of the human psyche and Ed Sheeran’s genre-defying melodies.

Gabriella Palminteri - An actress/singer /dancer...musicals are her life! Triple Threat ! 

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Clare Galterio is a TV host and cocktail enthusiast, who has interviewed the hottest celebrities and athletes. She has worked for Cosmopolitan, Music Choice, Nickelodeon, PopSugar and Fox to name a few. She's also is an entertainment expert. Check out her instagram for more exciting recipes and entertaining tips and tricks on @ClareGalterio 

Rebecca Solomon, Emmy award winning journalist for PIX11 News. 

Rebecca's talents as a journalist are only rivaled by her passion and commitment to the world of animal rescue and advocacy.

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Colum McCann, the award-winning author of seven novels and three collections of short stories. His most recent novel, Apeirogon (published in February 2020) has already received several rave advance reviews, including starred reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and Booklist.

Gil Parris and Jesse Lambiase

*Grammy-Nominated guitar virtuoso Gil Parris, is known for his special blend of Blues, Jazz, Rock and Smooth Jazz. He has recorded and toured both as a solo artist and sideman with major artists like Dr.John, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Diane Schuur, David Mann, Billy Vera, Bobby Caldwell, Toni Braxton to name just a few. 

Jessie is one of the singers in Gil Parris's "Guitar Hits" project recently presented at Iridium, BB Kings & Zinc Bar. She has a maturity and musical sensibility that belie her young age. She's shared the stage with Paul Shaffer and Bernie Williams and has opened for Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs among others. Gil and Jess are releasing a Co-Led album this year. 

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Author and journalist, John Gray. Author of

"God Needed a Puppy", inspired by the terrible loss of his dog, which has gone on to help millions of all ages deal with the loss of a pet.

Steve Liesman is an amazing musician who sings and plays rhythm guitar for the Stella Blues Band, a Grateful Dead Tribute band. By day, Steve is also an American journalist, senior economics reporter for the cable financial television channel CNBC.

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Fred Dex, MS is one of 269 Master Sommeliers in the World, a title which he achieved in 2007.


In a career that spans over 20+ years in the wine and hospitality industry, Fred has developed 30+ restaurant/hotel wine and beverage programs. He is an ambassador/speaker to dozens of wine regions around the world and is an in-demand wine educator/entertainer. 


In addition to his wine duties, Fred is an accomplished cocktail developer with over 100 original recipes created. Fred is currently developing an Online Wine Education Program titled Taste Like a Master, where aspiring wine professionals and aficionados can learn the skills, systems, and communications to taste wine like a master.


Fred supports various charity causes and is an avid amateur drummer. 

Illusionist Ryan Dutcher embarked on his own electrifying journey at the young age of eleven. He launched his career through philanthropic work for charitable organizations. Ryan Dutcher truly represents the future of illusion and magical entertainment, incorporating fast paced magic, with classic hits from yesterday and popular music from today. Ryan performs shows that incorporate mind bending magic, cutting edge comedy and amazing audience participation. 

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David Kurlander -

Founder of Steady Wind, LLC and Creator/Host of ‘The Pack Animal Podcast’, David J Kurlander has been a Wild and Domestic Animal Behavior Specialist, Wild Animal Researcher, Professional Wild Animal Trainer, and Professional Dog Trainer for over twenty five years.
David’s research and methods have made massive progress in rescue, rehabilitation and obedience training within well over 100,000 Domestic and Wild Animals.

Chris Ruggiero is a 21-year-old entertainer who takes his audiences on a journey through the golden age of rock and roll, breathing new life into the timeless music of the 1950s, 60s & 70s.

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JULIE CORBALIS is a New York-based singer-songwriter who has been performing her own music as well as classic covers since 1996. Corbalis has recorded six albums to date.

Baritone PETER KENDALL CLARK has created roles in numerous world premieres, including the role of Jove in Marc Blitzstein’s Cain in New York City as well as the title role in Ted Rosenthal’s jazz opera Dear Erich at New York City Opera, for which The New York Times praised his “gravity and earthy sound.” Last season he played Older Thompson in Glory Denied with Union Avenue Opera. He has also sung leading operatic and musical theatre roles with Caramoor Opera, Anchorage Opera, Opera on the James, Charlottesville Opera, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Virginia Opera, St. Petersburg Opera, Syracuse Opera and Skylight Music Theatre. A regular performer with NYCO, he was featured in Harold Prince’s production of Candide, Peter Eötvös' Angels in America, La Fanciulla del West, and Charles Wuorinen's Brokeback Mountain, and the premiere of Iain Bell/Mark Campbell’s Stonewall. 

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Thank You to our Sponsors!

Current Sponsors

Gold Sponsors


Theo (the dog) & Leslie Zee


John Capurso:

In memory of Mauro Peter Capurso,

a great lover of dogs!

Qui Qui Balascio:

In honor of Legacy Lane and the amazing PCAR staff and volunteers 

The Salant Pack


Roger (PCAR alum) & parents Molly and Liam

The Hogan Family


In honor of all of the essential animal rescue caretakers!

Eileen Rooney

Patricia Lynn Oliva 

Ewa Winiarska:

Keeping Valerie in my Heart Forever

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Julie Jacobs

Al Lupi 

 Vice President Sales & Service -914-439-8104 

Charles Baltman

Annette and Bob:

Love from Alex, Emmy, Tulip, Gracie, Sebastian and Angelo Barletta


Alumni Jake

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Proud to support the Paws Crossed Animal Rescue Telethon

Tootie Larios:

The Dogs of Carnage

Danny & Bo

Maddie (PCAR Legacy) and the Longo Family

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Our family of healthcare facilities, is proud to Sponsor another family, the strong family of Paw Crossed Animal Rescue!! Thank you for bringing joy to the community you serve, and for your dedication and commitment to your mission - “Rescue One by One Until There Are None”

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Silver Sponsors


Griot/Garate Family 

In memory of our beautiful boy Blackjack 

Neide and Stephen Landau in memory of Delilah, Aleksy and Fresca


The Mozdierz Family:

Thank you Paws Crossed for your kindness and compassion that you give to all.


 On behalf of every dog I ever loved

Rich and Peg Todaro

Bronze Sponsors

County Legislator Margaret A. Cunzio

PCAR puppies Moose and Spartan

Judy Karten

Matluck Family

Mercer/LeWinter Family

Dr. Emma and Family

Alum Yogi living his best life

The Troiani Boys - Boomer and Cheech

Cathy Gallagher


Thank you to all PCAR Staff/ Volunteers for their hard work and dedication! 

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Bow! Meow! Wow! Lulu Art, your special ”friend” custom painted in thread - Pillows, Wall Hangings, Totes. One-of-a-Kind art piece for you or someone you love. To find out more email

Tamika White and Family 

"Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp"

Mary Ann Bellipario -

Thank you Paws Crossed for your compassion and dedication to animal rescue.

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