An Intergalactic Paw-ty
The Louisiana SPCA hosted an “Out of This World” fundraising gala.
Co-Chair Rachael Dyer, CEO Ana Zorrilla and Co-Chair Kelley Mitchell
The purpose of the annual “Howling Success” was to raise operating funds for the more than 43,000 owned and abandoned animals seen annually at the LA/SPCA. The 2017 Humanitarian Award was delivered to Nita Hemeter and the LA/SPCA Feral Cat Program Volunteers.
The Patron Party featured entertainment by Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, with patron bags sponsored by Canine Connection and patron drinks provided by Velvet Cactus.
At the gala, bright silver and white flowers with fluorescent glow sticks by NOLA Flora adorned the tables allowing people to add some galactic sparkle to their costumes. Four Unplugged provided musical entertainment. Additional highlights included performances by Roux La La Mardi Gras dance group, Mother Tucker’s Drag Queens, Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus: Avatar-licious, Lei-jorettes and Krewe du Who. There was also a Gia Maione Prima Foundation Recognition, as well as a social media photo booth and red carpet.
Participating restaurants included Sucré, 1718 Hyatt Regency, Galatoire’s and Vessel NOLA. The Bulldog provided specialty beers featuring Port Orleans Brewing Co. Republic National Distributing Company provided an open bar.
The silent online auction featured specialty items such as Mardi Gras riding spots in the Krewe of Alla, vintage jewelry, artwork by Joyce W. Laporte, Dom Perignon and hotel getaways.
Rachael Dyer, Kelley Mitchell, Christie Anderson and Dean Howard served as Co-Chairs. The event goal was $200,000, which can spay/neuter more than 2,000 animals prior to adoption helping control the pet population.
Event at a Glance
What: “Howling Success 2017,” benefiting The Louisiana SPCA
When: Friday, November 10, 2017
Where: Hyatt Regency New Orleans