The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. was recently the site for Fashion for Paws, where a gathering of glitterati including E! news personality Ashlan Gorse (who hosted the sold out soiree), CNN correspondent Phillipe Cousteau and Washington Redskin Tim Hightower strolled on stage with stylish Spots to raise funds for the only Congressionally-chartered animal welfare agency in the nation, which helps nearly 30,000 animal each year.
Accepting the title of honorary chairwoman for the fundraiser, pup-loving pop culture icon Marie Osmond also took on the role of pet parent at the function by adopting rescue Rover George. Like any new Mom, Marie happily shared snapshots of her new four-legged son on Twitter, and confided to a fan:
“They tell me George is a mutt. I grew up with mutt’s…they rock. I’m already head over heels for this little guy.”
Looks like my kids are getting a new best friend from the Washington DC Humane Society.It’s George!!Cute, right? twitter.com/marieosmond/st…
— Marie Osmond (@marieosmond) April 15, 2012
Since its inception in 2007 Fashion for Paws has raised $1.5 million for the care of companion animals at Washington Humane Society, and the 2012 event has added to that total by $673,218.18.
Fido-and-feline-loving fashionistas can continue to contribute to the paws cause by purchasing an Ann Hand Jewelers bracelet inspired by Fashion for Paws. Inscribed with the quote “Animals are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole,” 20% of proceeds from the sale of the bracelet benefit Washington Humane Society.
For more information regarding Washington Humane Society:
- visit www.washhumane.org
From a behind the scenes peek to a virtual seat in the front row, the following video offers a complete rundown on the runway event:
Photo Credit: Twitter/Marie Osmond