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NY Event: Paws For A Heart Gala

The Paws For A Heart Gala took place in New Rochelle, New York this year. Reality stars, PR executives and charitable enthusiasts attended, and supported the honorees and notable cause.

The New Rochelle Humane Society endorsed the 2012 Gala. “Founded in 1911, the New Rochelle Humane Society is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing individual loving care for lost, abandoned, injured, and mistreated animals and rescue over 500 dogs and 900 cats each year. About 50% of the shelter’s funding is from services provided for animal control (rescuing homeless cats and dogs). The other 50% comes from donations, wills and bequests. (They) do not receive any state or federal funding. Audited by a CPA each year, (they) make (the) tax filings available for public inspection and (they) meet all standards of the New York Philanthropic Advisory Service of the Better Business Bureau. (Their) Board of Directors is comprised entirely of volunteers.” (Facts obtained via official event press release.)

Furthermore the 2012 event, held at the Pelham Country Club, in New Rochelle, was specifically benefiting the Pet Adoption Center and Shelter. Paws For A Heart Gala was hosted by News 12 CT Lauren Collier and radio host Pam Landry. Honorees this year included: Anthony Rubio, Jonathan C. Jankus, Michele and Ross Greenburg.

A live auction took place during the event, with fantastic gifts ranging from an autographed Rolling Stones Guitar, to two tickets to the 2014 Super Bowl and even an autographed Bruce Springsteen guitar! Celebrity attendees who endorsed the cause included: pet Courtier Anthony Rubio, Celebrity Catwalk‘s Jennifer Bartok, Doggie Moms television star Grace Forster, Star Realtor Ilene Zeins, public relations Executive Bridget O’Brien and her husband Frank O’Brien.

Above: Pet Courtier Anthony Rubio, a Paws For A Heart Gala honoree, with his adorable pooches! (Photo Credit: Scott “Sav” Giannotti President of Hydroswag LLC)

Above: (From Left) Shelter Manager Dana Rocco, guest, pet Courtier Anthony Rubio, PR Executive Bridget O’Brien and Doggie Moms television star Grace Forster, accompanied by their well-known dogs. (Photo Credit: Scott “Sav” Giannotti President of Hydroswag LLC)

Above: (From left) Board President of the New Rochelle Humane Society Carlette M. Allen and Shelter Manager Dana Rocco. (Photo Credit: Scott “Sav” Giannotti President of Hydroswag LLC)