The Name is Shin, Tony Shin—NBC4 Inland Empire Bureau Chief to Emcee Fundraiser Gala at Wilson Creek

TEMECULA, Calif. - Sept. 5, 2019 - PRLog -- Plenty of top-secret surprises are in store at Animal Friends of the Valleys' annual Wines for Canines & Kitties: "Fur Your Eyes Only" fundraising gala September 28, from 6:30-10:00 pm, at Wilson Creek Winery in Temecula. NBC Inland Empire Bureau Chief Tony Shin will emcee this year's Secret Agent-themed event which promises an evening of espionage and philanthropy for all in attendance. Tickets are $125 per Secret Agent  which includes dinner, dessert and music under the moonlight; wine and a signature event champagne cocktail; dogs on the catwalk; stealth photo ops and much more. Visit for details.

Approximately 300 Spies and Femme Fatales from throughout Southwest Riverside County are expected to infiltrate the spy gala, assume their secret identity and complete a passport of assignments to complete their mission: raising funding for the lost, homeless and abandoned animals in our communities.

"This is always such a memorable event," explained Beth Soltysiak, Director of Development for Animal Friends of the Valleys, "but this year we're really pulling out all the stops. There's some fun, spy-themed interactive stations where guests can really get involved in the action. And we have some unique, one-of-a-kind experiences available for bid in our live auction. This is the shelter's major fundraiser for the year and all the money raised helps to support the thousands of animals that come through our doors every year."

Master of Ceremonies for the event, Tony Shin, currently serves as the Inland Empire Bureau Chief for NBC4, covering stories originating from Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Shin has been honored with nine Emmy awards for breaking news, investigative reporting, general assignment reporting, on camera talent and team coverage. He also has received 10 Golden Mike awards, including one for writing.
Shin feels strongly about giving back to the community and volunteers his time emceeing events like Animal Friends of the Valleys "Wines for Canines & Kittie: Fur Your Eyes Only."

As a non-profit organization, Animal Friends of the Valleys depends on the support of community stakeholders to fund their mission: ending pet overpopulation and finding furever loving homes for all adoptable pets in their care. This year's Wines for Canines & Kitties sponsors include VCA Animal Hospital, Abbott, Renuance, Corner Bakery, Denny's, Corner Bakery, Khashan Law Firm and Ruff & Ready Moving.

All proceeds from this event support Animal Friends of the Valleys—the sole animal shelter serving the cities of Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Wildomar, Menifee and Canyon Lake, as well as rural areas.

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