Animal Magazine Holding Benefits for Katrina Pets

Animal Fair Magazine is continuing its tradition of “Yappy Hour” with the event being held in 15 cities this year, some of which will benefit Hurricane Katrina pets.

The next city to kick off the festivities is Philadelphia on Oct. 5th at 32 Degrees benefiting the Philadelphia SCPA. For ticket information call Charlene Peters at 215-426-6304 #213 or email her at charlenenewisepeters@hotmail.com.

Although the fundraiser originally scheduled for New Orleans Oct. 11th before the hurricane came to pass will not be able to go forth, there will be a fundraising event anyway coordinated within the Yappy Hour to help Katrina pets in that area. The event was originally scheduled to take place at the Hotel Monaco benefiting the Humane Society of New Orleans.

“We at Animal Fair are truly devastated about the amount of people and animals who are suffering,” said Animal Fair staff.

In a letter dated Sept. 1st Dana Nesbitt, president of the Humane Society in New Orleans told the magazine that her staff was set up adjacent to an animal sanctuary in Tyler Town without water and that they were in desperate need of funds and support.

Nesbitt said she had to get herself to a better situation in the interim and that like many residents there she was temporarily homeless and without resources, having fled her home.

“This is really a horrible situation,” said Nesbitt.

On Nov. 1st Denver will hold their Yappy Hour at the Hotel Monaco Denver benefiting the Colorado Humane Society. For ticket information call Pam Miller at 303-961-3923 or email her at itsmillertime@comcast.net.

San Francisco will take part in the event on Nov. 15th at the San Francisco Hotel Monaco benefiting the San Francisco Animal Care and Control. For tickets call Deb Campbell at 415-554-9417 or email her at Deb.Campbell@sfgov.org.

Los Angeles will have theirs on Nov. 17th at the Westin Century Plaza Hotel benefiting the Amanda Foundation. For tickets call Terri Austin at 310-968-6670 or email her at Bartnote1@aol.com.

San Diego’s will be Nov. 22nd at the Hotel Solamar benefiting the San Diego Animal Support Foundation. For tickets call Darlene White at 619-847-8755 or email her at sdanimalsupport@aol.com.

New York’s is to be announced but it will be held at Ruby Falls benefiting the Mayor’s Alliance for New York Cities. For ticket information call Steve Gruber at 212-252-2350 or email him at gsteve@nyc.rr.com.

Chicago’s will be held Dec. 15th at the Hotel Monaco benefiting PAWS Chicago. For tickets call Jamie McClary at 773-843-4884 or email her at jmcclary@Pawschicago.org.

To find out about other cities participating go to the magazine’s website at animalfair.com.

The Sixth Annual Animal Fair Magazine’s Cesar Canine Comedy benefiting Animal Care and Control will be held Oct. 24th at the SHOW Night Club, 135 West 41st Street in New York City between 6th and Broadway from 7-9 p.m. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit Animal Care and Control.

Attire is anything you would wear on a dog or catwalk and admission is limited. The event is produced by Lucky Diamond Productions.

For information call the AC & C Call Center at 212-788-4000 or email events@nycacc.org.

For sponsorship opportunities email comedy@animalfair.com or call 212-629-0932 #208.

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