Compassion with Fashion fundraiser ‘Paws in Paradise’ Shines Light on Pets in Need

Arizona Humane Society raises record-breaking $928K to help care for homeless animals.

The 18th annual Compassion with Fashion: Paws in Paradise luncheon and fashion show raised more than $928,000 to support Arizona Humane Society’s lifesaving programs and services. The April 3 event drew 1,252 guests to the Phoenician for a tropical-themed day complete with a seated island fest.

The luncheon featured Compassion with Fashion’s largest silent auction to date, including a guest favorite: the Furry Wishes table filled with some of the most frequently used and needed shelter items for AHS’s Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital, Emergency Animal Medical Technician Program and Behavior Program.

My Sister’s Closet presented the runway show, which showcased 21 adorable adoptable homeless pets, including a guinea pig. All found their forever homes at the event.

PetSmart Charities was the presenting sponsor.

Joni Davis and Suzanne Pearl co-chaired Paws in Paradise.

PHOTOS COURTESY ARIZONA HUMANE SOCIETY

AHS Volunteer with adoptable dog Ila  crop copy

AHS volunteer with adoptable dog Ila; fashions on the runway

My Sister's Closet Model with adoptable dog Teddy, a Schnauzer-doodle crop copy

Schnauzer-Doodle Teddy on the runway; runway fashions

My Sister's Closet model with Emma, a Cavalier Spaniel crop

Cavalier Spaniel Emma on the runway

My Sisters Closet model with Pixie a rottweiler crop

Rottweiler Pixie on the runway

Yorkie terrier Sadie takes the runway with My Sister's closet model crop

Yorkie terrier Sadie on the runway

AHS' Emergency Animal Medical Technician with Wiki, a Labradoodle crop

AHS emergency medical technician with Labradoodle Wiki

fashion show final walk crop

Runway finale

 

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