Paws4You, a Miami-based, non-profit animal rescue organization whose mission is to save dogs from euthanasia at Miami-Dade Animal Services and combat displacement of family pets with guidance and alternatives to surrender, raised $55,000 at its first casino-themed charity event, “Turning the Tables for Paws,” held on May 12th, 2018, at The Cruz Building in Miami, Florida.
The “Turning the Tables for Paws” fundraiser, presented by Swiss luxury watch and jewelry manufacturer Chopard, featured special guest Teresa Giudice. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star and New York Times best-selling cookbook author greeted attendees in attendance and signed special copies of her latest book, “Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again,” for guests.
A fundraiser to benefit Paws4You, guests were greeted by the organization’s rescue pooches upon arrival. Once inside the venue, guests made their way in through the red carpet and step and repeat. On the first floor of the three-level venue guests enjoyed a “Doggie Bar” sponsored by Chopard with doggie treats, a silent auction with dozens of items, casino games and libations. Live entertainment took place throughout the evening including a Phantom of the Opera-inspired performance. As guests make their way up the majestic marble staircase to the second floor, they tried their luck in other numerous casino games, including fan-favorites such as blackjack and roulette.
The glamorous affair continued on the third floor, where Emmy Award-winning journalist, Cynthia Demos, emceed a riveting live auction where guests bid on prizes such as a limited-edition, rose gold Chopard timepiece and original artwork from French B’s never-before-seen collection. Guests further bid in the name of charity by participating in a silent auction for a chance to win exclusive prizes including a private Porsche driving experience, a 7-day Caribbean cruise for two on Norwegian Cruise Line and shopping certificate from Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as entered a grand prize raffle to win a flat-screen TV. To kick back and relax after the high-stakes games and auctions, guests visited the upscale cigar lounge and enjoyed complimentary shoe shine services. Guests were also treated to complimentary cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and tunes throughout the night.
Proud sponsors of Paws4You’s “Turning the Tables for Paws” fundraiser included: Chopard, BB&T, Paul M. Cowan & Associates, French B, C. Parker Family Charitable Trust of the Community Foundation of New Jersey, and Miami philanthropist, Norma Jean Abraham.
Funds raised at “Turning the Tables for Paws” will directly benefit Paws4You Rescue’s efforts, whose top priority is to save dogs from euthanasia at Miami-Dade Animal Services, where more than 27,000 unwanted pets end up each year. For more information about Paws4You Rescue, visit http://paws4you.org/.
About Paws4You Rescue
Founded over a decade ago, Paws4You Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer, donor-subsidized animal rescue organization based in Miami, Florida. Its top priority is to save dogs from euthanasia at Miami-Dade Animal Services. Paws4You Rescue gives rescued animals a safe environment at its shelter, professional medical care, hope and lots of love. Once it commits to helping an animal, Paws4You Rescue seeks the best quality treatment available, taking no shortcuts.