This article originally appeared on Dr. Mahaney’s Pet-Lebrity News column on Pet360.com as: Animal Advocates Alliance’s Mission PAWSible II Event Coverage.
Living and practicing in Los Angeles provides me many opportunities to go to charitable pet events. Some are super fancy and include the red carpet and “step and repeat,” while others have a more grassroots sensibility. Regardless, the animal welfare organizations involved or hosting these events have the best interests of dogs and cats in mind while partying for a good cause.
Helping Homeless Animals in LA
Recently, I attended Mission PAWSible II at King King in Hollywood, CA. The second annual event was a partnership between Animal Advocates Alliance (AAA) and Charity Buzz, which strives to “raise critically needed dollars to fund programs to benefit homeless animals in Los Angeles.”
Astoundingly, “approximately 75,000 healthy, adoptable animals are euthanized in Los Angeles County each year simply because there are too many animals and too few homes.”
AAA seeks to “reduce the euthanasia rate through its humane education and rescue/adoption programs." These programs include providing humane education in local schools with an emphasis on spay/neuter, hosting mobile shelter adoptions, and rescuing animals that have been abused, neglected and/or are at risk of euthanasia."
AAA has made positive changes in LA’s Baldwin Park shelter with the plan to do so at other area shelters, including “free dog training and humane education classes, as well as subsidized spay/neuter services.”
A Night for a Good Cause
The event was rocking to the slick beats of DJ Sky Nellor. We also got to hear the live musical stylings of the interestingly named group Dynamite Beat Puppy (DBP). The event was emceed by the hilarious Paula Bel, who kept us clutching our sides with her quick witted humor.
The whole point of a soiree like Mission PAWSible II is to raise much-needed funds so that AAA can continue to help pets in need. That’s where pet lovers and philanthropists on a local and worldwide basis can make a difference in funding AAA’s programs.
If you’re feeling generous, you can still make a financial contribution. I donated my services in the form of a veterinary holistic house-call consultation to the Charity Buzz auction. I look forward to learning who my new client and patient will be.
At these kind of events, a variety of unique business connections can be made (yet again, all for a good cause).
100% of proceeds from the auction will be used to subsidize AAA’s programs. Additionally, each donor will be individually recognized on the online auction website and/or at the live auction event.
Make sure to check out some of the fun photos from Mission PAWSible II. I’m already looking forward to next year’s event.
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