I had the privilege of volunteering at the 2nd Annual Performance for the Animals Benefit last Thursday night. And let me tell you, this was an event that will be heralded as a huge success. Not only did folks have a great time, it promoted a great cause: animal adoption.
Planning an event like this take a lot of hard work. Good thing there were volunteers with a lot of positive energy to help out!
The benefit raised money for one of New Yorks most beloved shelters – The Animal Haven. Going classy with wine tasting, horderves and desserts, The City Winery was the place to be for people wanting to promote adoption awareness and have a good time.
- Edie Falco, well known for her acting in the Sopranos and Nurse Jackie, told the story of how the first day she brought home her adopted Brussels Griffon from the shelter, it threw up on her.
- A 10 day stay in the Hamptons was auctioned off for $3,100! W00t!
- Justin Silver, from the CBS show Dogs in the City, showed support by hanging out with guests.
- There was a screening of a short movie produced by the Animal Haven with interviews of adoption supporters, one of which was John Slattery from the hit TV show Mad Men.
- Sponge Bob, A 30lb cat was interviewed by Inside Edition.
- Pretty much everyone looked fabulous. For more pictures, check out our Facebook album.
Tiffany Lacey, the Executive Director of the Animal Haven, certainly outdid herself by picking a great venue, forging great partnerships and putting on a wonderful night for all the adoption supporters in New York. The Animal Haven is located in Soho at 251 Centre Street (corner of Broome and Centre St.).
After seeing their operations and getting to know the folks that work behind the scenes, I believe this shelter puts the donations to good use and really fulfills their mission of finding homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the Tri-State area. The shelter accepts donations through their website.
The video from last years benefit.
Waggit is a big supporter of animal adoption. By giving New York dog owners a better sense of local community, we hope it makes it easier to adopt an animal that needs a loving home.
If you’re interested in helping support pet adoption, here’s some other New York based animal rescue organizations:
- Badass Brooklyn Adoption – great foster network.
- Sean Casey Animal Rescue – all kinds of animals rescued here!
- Mighty Mutts & Ollie’s Place Rescue – hangs out in Union Square on Saturday afternoons so you can meet their dogs that need to be adopted.
Anyone support other New York animal adoption organizations that I didn’t mention? Would love to know about them and help spread the adoption love!