Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) NY will Spring Forward with Hope and continue to help keep New Yorkers and their pets together at their Annual Spring Benefit, which will take place virtually this year on Tuesday, May 11 from 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Registration is now open online at event.gives/pawsvirtualbenefit.
PAWS NY is dedicated to doing everything possible to keep New York city’s most vulnerable residents together with their pets.
By providing volunteer pet care assistance to low-income older adults and those living with illness or disability, PAWS NY’s programs keep pets in their homes while protecting and promoting the bond that is so physically and emotionally valuable to our clients.
Volunteers walk dogs, clean the litterbox, transport pets to the vet, provide foster care in a medical emergency, and much more.
The event will be hosted via Event.Gives, with auctioneer and host Lucas Hunt of HUNT Auctioneers. While the event is free to attend, there are several VIP packages with customized perks:
•Pawsome Supporter ($100): Receive a Virtual Gift Bag and the ability to submit a photo of your pet to be featured during the event.
– Very Important Pup ($250): Receive all of the above, plus a PAWS-themed Cocktail / Mocktail Kit, and be entered to win a raffle for a Gift Package of Wine.
The silent auction will feature items and opportunities, such as:
•a two-night stay at a Loews Hotel;
•pet photo shoot with photographer and author, “The Dogist;”
•Virtual Meet and Greet with Louboutina, the Hugging Dog;
•a 10-class pack from 305 Fitness;
•$500 gift card from Target;
•fitness apparel from 5equals10.
Auction items will be available starting one week prior to the Virtual Spring Benefit, and can be accessed via the Event.Gives platform at that time.
Sponsors of the event include Blonde + Co. and Animal Medical Center.
Since its inception 11 years ago, PAWS NY has helped more than 1,000 people and their 1,500 pets on nearly 100,000 visits. With more than 2,700 volunteers who have donated more than 65,000 hours of their time, the organization delivers critical on-site services and improves the quality of life of isolated residents by ensuring their animal companions can remain with them at home.
“At PAWS NY, we have been working tirelessly to prioritize the health of our clients while also doing everything we can to keep pets at home with the people who love them,” said Rachel Herman, Founder and Executive Director of PAWS NY, in a press release. “While this year’s Spring Benefit may look at little different, we’re hopeful that we can honor the impact that PAWS has made over the year and move forward with hope as we emerge from the pandemic.”
For more information about tickets and the auction, visit: https://event.gives/pawsvirtualbenefit
To learn more about the organization, visit pawsny.org.