Celebrities Celebrate Animal Aid USA’s First Anniversary

More than 3,000 homeless dogs who were facing their fate in Georgia shelters have many happy years ahead thanks to a rescue organization which recently celebrated its one-year anniversary with a sold-out, star-studded soiree.

Broadway legend/Broadway Barks co-founder Bernadette Peters

Held at the THOM Bar in New York City, the gathering of glitterati was a show of support for Animal AID USA, which was founded in January 2012 by former Karen Talbot and reality TV personality/Royal Treatment pet care products president Prince Lorenzo Borghese.

Wife of Howard Stern/North Shore Animal League America spokesperson Beth Ostrosky-Stern

Animal Aid USA volunteers conduct monthly caravans from New Jersey to Georgia to rescue dogs scheduled to be euthanized, transporting the canines now in their care to Miracle Ranch in Long County, Georgia, which serves as a temporary transfer station and quarantine facility until the dogs are placed in foster homes and receiving no-kill rescues until each finds a forever home.

Eric Trump and Lara Yuneska

Along with rescue, Animal Aid USA also educates the public about the horrors of gas chamber euthanasia and organizes and co-sponsors free and low-cost animal spaying and neutering programs to cease the cycle of pet overpopulation.

Fox Morning Extra reporter Tom Murro

“It was an amazing event, and very encouraging to receive all the support from so many celebrities and others who deeply to care about the welfare of shelter animals,” Borghese says. “We are especially grateful to Frank Leone and Eric Trump for their very generous donations, which will go toward saving more animals and helping us finish building Miracle Ranch.”

Marie Claire associate editor/animal advocate Amanda Hearst

The list of high-profile personalities on hand to promote the paws cause included:

Bernadette Peters, Broadway legend
Amanda Hearst, Marie Claire associate editor and animal activist
James Costos, HBO executive and Humane Society board member
Jane Hoffman, president of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals
Anna Rothschild, PR maven
Danielle Staub, former Real Housewife of New Jersey
Karen Gravano, reality TV star (Mob Wives)
Beth Ostrosky Stern, animal activist
Robert Misseri, president of Guardians of Rescue and Robert’s Cause
Emma Kinney, teen actress (Shameless)
Waka Flocka Flame, hip hop artist
Brandon Michael Vayda, actor (the new 90210)
Nana Meriwether, Miss USA 2012
Travis London, celebrity chef
Aviva Drescher, Real Housewive sof New York
Amy Laurent, reality TV star (Bravo’s Miss Advised)
Tom Murro, television personality and celebrity reporter (Fox Morning Extra)

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Photo Credit: PRWeb/Animal Aid USA

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Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of DogTipper.com and CatTipper.com, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.