More than 250 prominent business and community leaders from around the county attend this event, along with some of their furry friends. Dollars raised at the Gala directly support the work the shelter is doing to ensure that the animals in their care are treated with kindness and dignity until they can find their forever homes. The support of attendees, sponsors and donations will help the shelter continue to expand their programs, purchase specialized equipment and enhance the facilities as well as find loving homes for the animals in their care.
Proceeds from this year’s gala celebration will be directed to the Help Heal Fund. When an animal is severely ill or injured, the Help Heal Fund provides the means for expensive surgery and medicine, giving dogs and cats a second chance at life and finding a loving and permanent home. Learn more at: http://www.newrochellehumanesociety.org/
The Paws for a Heart evening will include dinner, a live auction and silent auction. The New Rochelle Humane Society is excited for Susan Richard to emcee this year’s event. Susan is a broadcaster and actor who anchors the news, middays on 1010WINS radio in New York. She also hosts "All For Animals" at www.allforanimals.tv and performs regularly with Break a Leg Productions Theatre Company.
This year’s event is honoring two very special animal advocates, Carlette Allen and David J. McCabe.
Carlette Allen has just retired as President of the New Rochelle Humane Society where she served for 16 years. During her tenure, the New Rochelle Humane Society saw remarkable growth, both in the number of communities they are serving, the number of successful adoptions and the dollars raised.
David J. McCabe has been a longtime friend and generous supporter of the New Rochelle Humane Society. He has been an advocate of the New Rochelle Humane Society in discussions with the city of New Rochelle and served on the Board of Directors for three years.
Tickets and Tables: range in price from $150 to $25,000. http://www.eventbrite.com/
For additional information, please contact Adrienne Vogel, Director of Development at (914) 632-2925 or Adrienne@newrochellehumanesociety.org.
About the New Rochelle Humane Society: The New Rochelle Humane Society, founded in 1911, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting the human/animal bond through the compassionate care and treatment of animals throughout the communities we serve in Westchester county and beyond. To that end, our goal is to create a living environment that is not just a shelter, but a transitional home for stray, lost, abandoned, injured, and abused animals, until they can ultimately be placed in loving permanent homes. Through promotion of successful pet adoption, animal population control, and public education of animal welfare issues, we advance our belief that pet ownership is a lifetime commitment.
The New Rochelle Humane Society provides animal rescue services to 19 communities in Westchester County including Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Eastchester, Elmsford, Greenburgh, Harrison, Hartsdale, Hastings-on-