Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC), together with their new partner Blue Buffalo Pet Food Company, is kicking off their 15th Annual year of their Home 4 The Holidays event. The goal this year is to find loving homes for over one million orphaned pets during this 2013-2014 holiday season.
The winter-themed party today takes place at Snooze Eatery in Del Mar (3435 Del Mar Heights Road, Suite D3) between the hours of 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. HWAC employees in conjunction with Blue Buffalo representatives, adoptable pets and VIP guests (both human and canine) will be in attendance. Both you and they will enjoy the food, festivities and, of course, a visit from Santa Paws. San Diego County’s Supervisor, Dave Roberts, will also be there to make a very special Blue Buffalo Home 4 The Holidays proclamation at 5:30 sharp.
Some of the VIP attendees will include those that made the news in 2013. The guests include the families of former orphan pets like RIO who survived Hurricane Sandy but was diagnosed with lung cancer and PONGO who was left for dead in a dumpster with his ears cut off. There will be local rescue facility representatives present with their adoptable pets, staff members from philanthropic companies such as SeaWorld, Southwest Airlines and Residence Inn by Marriot, who provided support, assistance and man-power to the cause of rescue and pet adoption in 2013.
Other special guests of honor include Gigi Bagapora, So Cal Surf Dog Member, and the 2013 Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon Winner, Dozer; Peter Noll, So Cal Surf Dog Member, and the 2013 Inductee into the Surf Dog Hall of Fame, Nani; Leslie Sellers, Southwest Airlines Representative; Trent Selbrede, Residence Inn by Marriott Representative; Jon Shellhammer, SeaWorld Representative; as well as Representatives from the Blue Buffalo Home 4 The Holidays Local Rescue Facilities and their adoptable orphan pets.
The evening will look like this:
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Invitees welcome for appetizers and winter holiday themed beverages.
4:30p.m. Santa Paws arrives and takes photos with attending pets!
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Participating shelter reps and VIP guests available for photos and interviews
5:00 p.m. Jessica Gercke welcomes guests and introduces VIP attendees
5:15 p.m. Jessica Gercke speaks of the success of the Home 4 The Holidays campaign
5:25 p.m. Jessica Gercke introduces San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts
5:30 p.m. Supervisor Dave Roberts presents Blue Buffalo Home 4 the Holidays Proclamation
Hope you are able to attend. If not, remember this holiday season to follow HWAC and Blue Buffalo’s lead and adopt, don’t shop!