Arizona Humane Society’s Compassion With Fashion Raises the Ruff for Animal Welfare

Posted By on April 3, 2018

By Tyler Butler

With custom critters like Kitty Purry and Brad Pitbull in tow, it was apparent right away that this year’s Arizona Humane Society Compassion with Fashion Luncheon was going to be one to remember.

The Camelback Inn patio was a buzz with a plethora of silent auction and pet themed items for guests to bid on. There were several photo opportunities as well, giving those in attendance the chance to snap pictures with AHS pets and also with costumed mascots.

A fashion show presented by My Sister’s Closet kicked off the program and Urban Electra had attendees amped while ensembles by My Sister’s Closet creative director Tess Loo stomped the cat walk.

Well-known community members Oscar De Las Salas and Gary Jackson along with their adorable pug Hugo were a crowd favorite. And the leadership of My Sister’s Closet CEO and AHS Board member Ann Siner was omni present as the event raised more than $1M for this worthy cause.

Tess Loo and Ann Siner also served as the co-chairs for this year’s luncheon.

The event was emceed by Brandon Lee and Heather Moore from 3TV and hosted nearly 1,100 guests.

The crowd was purr-fectly entertained with the pets portion of the program as they watched Arizona Humane Society’s Emergency Animal Medical Technicians walk the furry friends that were up for adoption down the runway.

All 16 pets that were available for adoption found loving homes as well. The event was followed by a stellar VIP after party hosted by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, THE Vodka For Dog People, and the entire event was presented by PetSmart Charities.

Photos by Alex DeForest, Brian Sterrett, Darrell Bragdon of the Arizona Humane Society.

  • 3TV Emcees Brandon Lee and Heather Moore
  • Adoptable Pets Jessie and Miracle
  • AHS Adoptable Pet Goldie
  • AHS Adoptable Pet Rocky
  • AHS EAMT Mark Smith Vet Tech Jared Wright Ron Burns Exclusive Artwork
  • AHS President Dr Steven Hansen and Board Chair Suzanne Pearl
  • AHS Vet Tech Bobby Mazerbo and AHS Adoptable Grace
  • AHS Volunteers, Barbara Kuhns and Lisa Futo with Ginger
  • Ann Siner, Co-Chair and AHS Board Member
  • Ashley Ford with Adoptable Kitten
  • Carly and Mary Kay Post, Mascot Dottie and Kerry Milligan
  • Chef Gabriele Bertaccini
  • Emmi Loo, Chunk, Ann Siner, Bella
  • Fashion Show
  • Jane Salomon with Dottie
  • Mallory Moore (3TV reporter) and Bretta Nelson (AHS spokesperson)
  • Pat and Duffy McMahon with new pet, Rocky
  • Pet Paramedics
  • Ruthie Jesus and Andy Gallo with Rosie and Ginger
  • Urban Electra and Model
Tyler Butler

About Tyler Butler

Tyler Butler is the fashion and society writer for Frontdoors Media. She is a corporate social responsibility practitioner, columnist, blogger and influencer. Through her endeavors with her firm 11Eleven Consulting and her column and blog, Giving In Style, Tyler is connecting communities, companies and causes to make positive change possible.

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