Paw Works Mardi Paws 5th Annual Ties & Tails Gala
Paw Works & Celebrity Friends Bring the House Down For Abandoned Animals In-Need, With A Surprise Appearance By Diddy!
"Pawsitive Awards" given to those instrumental in creating "pawsitive" change in the lives of animals in Southern California and beyond, were presented by Paw Works Ambassadors, Rachel Lindsay (The Bachelorette)
Later in the evening, Paw Works Child Pet Ambassador (CPA) volunteers, D'Lila Star and Jessie James Combs, Ava Baroni, and Lily Felippe, were honored on stage with a surprise appearance by Sean Combs (Diddy), who came to present stunning bouquets to congratulate his daughters on their contribution.
"Our goal was to raise funds and awareness for abandoned shelter pets, in an effort to reduce the millions of animals unnecessarily euthanized in the U.S. each year," said Chad Atkins, Founder and Executive Director of Paw Works. "We have successfully rescued and rehabilitated over 5,000 dogs and cats in our first five years, and run costs exceeding $1.2 million every year to do so. Mardi Paws Ties & Tails was not only a tremendous opportunity to shine a light on those who assist us in our life saving, daily work and thank our supportive community of friends and family, but was also the perfect occasion to set our sights firmly on our future goals to shift the status quo, and save more animals in-need!"
ABOUT PAW WORKS:
Chad Atkins and Christina Morgan founded Paw Works, a non-profit with two storefronts in Ventura and Thousand Oaks, in 2014. Their initial intent was to make Ventura County "No Kill," a goal they achieved less than one month after starting the organization. Paw Works is now the largest animal non-profit 501(c) (3) in Ventura County, already placing over 5,000 abandoned shelter dogs and cats in permanent homes. Now in its fifth year, Paw Works recently acquired its first boarding facility and sanctuary, continuing the organization's growth from its foster-based roots. Actress, Kaley Cuoco, (Big Bang Theory), is both a Celebrity Ambassador and previous Board Member. Other Celebrity Ambassadors include Natalie Morales (Today Show, Access Hollywood), Rachel Lindsay (The Bachelorette)
Anna Griffin, Director of Communications,
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