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Pawpurrazzi: A “dog-gone” fabulous event

Pawpurrazzi: A “dog-gone” fabulous event

At Pawpurrazzi the dogs are the stars and their owners are the accessories. And it couldn’t be more amazing. In its fifth year, Chairmen Pat and Milton Wallace and Bunny Bastian created a one-of-a-kind experience at Jungle Island, raising more than $550,000 for the Humane Society of Greater Miami. The more than 500 guests agreed it was an awesome, “paw-some” event!

South Motors was the Presenting Sponsor for the fifth year. Marisa Cisneros-Rizzon, Juan Lopez, Vice President and General Manager of Saks Fifth Avenue, Dadeland and Ann Rubino put together the incredible silent auction.

The show’s stars included the “Top Dogs and Best in Show”, The Batchelor Foundation, featuring Sandy, Jon and Nancy Batchelor; “Humane-itarian and Best of Breed,” Penny and Roe Stamps; “Animal Ambassadors and Star Dogs: Dr. Fredric Brandt; Yvonne and Chas Eldredge, Emily Damiano, Irene Korge, Linda and Patrick McEnany, and Maggie Villacampa representing U.S. Trust; and all the “Diplomats and Doggie Darlings:” Terry, and son, Marc, Buoniconti, Sheila and Frank Kuhl from Coconut Grove Gallery & Interiors, Lizette and Angel Diaz, Joyce and Skip Dickerson, Swanee and Paul DiMare, Alicia Celorio representing Do Unto Others Trust, Jeanette Fine, Flossie and Roland Gomez, Lola Jacobson and granddaughter, Marisa Toccin, DJ and Steven Kerr, Helene and Marc Kovens, Jacquelyn and Jorge Munilla, Ed Joyce representing Northern Trust, Steve Feinberg representing Pet Supermarket, Christy and Earl Powell, Ann and Frank Rubino, Bob Brunn representing Ryder Charitable Foundation, Sandy Zankl, and Joe Zubizarreta.

Before the “Great Pets Who Walk in Front of Great People” show, guests enjoyed a cocktail reception filled with activities for both two-legged and four-legged guests. The food was non-stop. Next came a delicious filet mignon dinner followed by a fantasy come true dessert buffet.

For information on Pawpurrazzi 2014, scheduled for Friday, January 24, 2014 or the Humane Society of Greater Miami, contact Laurie Hoffman at 305-749-1815 or laurie@humanesocietymiami.org.

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