Friday, November 11, 2011

Black Tie & Tails: Real Housepets of Pittsburgh was a Success!











By Siri Espy, Animal Friends' Communications Team

Last Saturday, Animal Friends' supporters, staff, volunteers and residents turned into real party animals at the annual Black Tie & Tails gala! It’s a night of fun, glamour, and an opportunity to help Animal Friends continue its work on behalf of homeless, unwanted and abused animals.



Where else can you bid on an opportunity to sit in on Jim Krenn’s DVE morning radio show, or win a Steelers party for 25 at the Nevillewood home of Steelers legend Andy Russell? Watch out for three Eyetique ads featuring families (and their pets) whose winning bids will support Animal Friends’ work. And numerous silent auction items, from art to jewelry to autographed footballs and jerseys helped make the evening a success.



For the past several years, the live auction finale has been an opportunity to support Animal Friends’ lifesaving spay and neuter initiative. This year, CEO David Swisher announced that Animal Friends met and exceeded their goal to alter 24,000 pets in three years! A key component was our mobile clinic, which empowered Animal Friends to take our services into rural and underserved areas, offering low-cost services to those with limited means, and altering feral cats to put a halt to unwanted births.



We can guarantee that a good time was had by all who partied, humans and animals alike, and we’re sorry if you missed it. But it’s not too late to participate! By clicking below, you can extend our auction finale and support our spay and neuter program!We hope you can join us next year – but let’s make every day at Animal Friends something to celebrate by donating, adopting, volunteering, and spreading the word!




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