Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of being surrounded by people who love animals as much as I do. People who think spending time with their animal companions is heaven on earth; who would gladly interrupt their Sunday picnic to scoop up an injured duck and drive him to PAWS’ wildlife hospital so he can get help.
It was wonderful, warm and exhilarating to be in a room filled with those people—to be with friends like you who care so much about animals and will go to great lengths to make sure they get the second chance they deserve.
Inspired by stories of triumph and resilience, compassionate guests raised $300,000 for animals in need at this year’s PAWS Wild Night!
Highlights of the event included two former PAWS dogs, Scout and Guiseppe, who welcomed guests as they arrived. The PAWS 2011 Calendar spots went for $35,000 to 13 generous animal lovers, and nearly everyone in the room held their bid cards high for the Fund-a-Need portion raising more than $75,000—both record-breaking amounts!
Check out photos from the event by Nataworry Photography. (You’ll need to create a free account to view them.)
Watch the new video created by Juice Creative that guests enjoyed at the event.
Thank you to all of the volunteers, sponsors, donors and guests at PAWS Wild Night for making it such a success. Together we will continue our life-saving work at PAWS throughout the coming year.