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All About the Animals

The Louisiana SPCA hosted a 1970s-themed fundraiser.

Event Co-Chairs Allison Shapiro, Marvin Andrade and McKenzie Lovelace Coco

photographed by jeff Strout

“I ‘Heart’ the ’70s” was the theme of this year’s “Howling Success,” which brought more than 800 attendees to the Hyatt Regency to support the animals of the Louisiana SPCA. Dyno-mite disco balls, colorful floating daisies, feather boas and guest goodies from Canine Connection amplified the festive atmosphere.

Prior to the gala, the Patron Party provided entertainment from Anaïs St. John along with performances by Dancers from Club Silhouette. At the gala, The Wiseguys provided musical entertainment along with specialty performances by dancers from Club Silhouette and a Mardi Gras dance troupe, the Disco Amigos.

Eighteen local restaurants participated in the gala. An open bar provided by the Republic National Distributing Company provided the specialty patron cocktail, Cure, and the specialty beer, The Bulldog.

The silent auction included a host of pet-related items, as well as jewelry, airline tickets and hotel stays, original artwork and Mardi Gras rider spots.

Event Co-Chairs were Marvin Andrade, McKenzie Lovelace Coco, Allison Shapiro, Christie Anderson and Dean Howard. Celebrity Chairs included Bryan Batt, Hunter Burke, Meghan Linsey, Ashley Williams, Aaron Williamson and Teri Wyble. The Restaurant Chair was chef Tariq Hanna with Sucré, and the Event Emcee was Chriss Knight. The Humanitarian Award recipient was Deedra Wing with Canine Connection.

Thanks to generous sponsors and guests in attendance, Howling Success raised more than $205,000.


What: “Howling Success Patron Party and Gala,” benefiting Louisiana SPCA
When: Saturday, November 7
Where: Hyatt Regency New Orleans


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