The sign read, “Welcome to Fabulous Paws Vegas,” and with Elvis wondering around Generations Hall, it would be hard not to realize that the theme of the LA/SPCA “Howling Success” fund-raiser was “Viva Paws Vegas.” Held Oct. 22, the soirée also had some humans dressed up as their favorite animals, as well as “gaming” tables (in which winnings could be reimbursed for pet prizes courtesy of the Pampered Pug), a silent auction—that was augmented by an on-line auction—and a buffet of food organized by chef Emile Stieffel of Aurora Country Club. Entertainment—in addition to Elvis being in the house—included the SophistiKittens, John Rankin Group, Burgundy and ABIEA. Angela Hill presented the Visiting Pets Program with the Dorothy Dorsett Brown Humanitarian Award.
Sponsored by Whitney National Bank and Dr. Coller Ochsner, the LA/SPCA gala was “pawsitively” a success, with 100 percent of the ticket and auction revenues going to help animals.

An Odds-On Favorite

Joanna and Paul Deal with LA/SPCA executive director Laura Maloney and Stephanie Prunty

An Odds-On Favorite

Neal Ryan and Mimi Helm

An Odds-On Favorite

Allen Eskew, Brenda Brown and Ken Thompson (as Elvis)f

An Odds-On Favorite

Joyce Kleinfieldt and Dr. Coller Ochsner with Lee and Tom Gaffney

An Odds-On Favorite

Lois, Robert and Elisia Shofstahl

An Odds-On Favorite

Suzanne Pohl, Brigette Duhe and Cleland Powell