Jim Nabors Co-Chairs Hawaiian Humane Society Fundraiser

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NaborsHe made us laugh through his portrayal of a lovable gas station attendant/Marine in The Andy Griffith Show and its spin-off series Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., and on April 5th actor Jim Nabors made dog devotees smile as he stepped into the role of co-chair of Tuxes & Tails: Bow Wow to Hollywoof: A Night at the A-cat-emy, benefiting the Hawaiian Humane Society.

A long time supporter of Oahu’s animal welfare organization, the high-profile pet parent to three dogs (Candy, Daisy and Jimbo) was happy to play a part in raising $670,000 for the paws cause not only by attending the event at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel, but also by donating items to the evening’s live auction.  Thrilling the crowd of approximately 520 friends of Fidos and felines, Nabors also gave a “Sur-prise! Sur-prise! Sur-prise!” performance of “The Impossible Dream (The Quest)” to launch the nonprofit’s $18 million capital campaign for the creation of a second lifesaving facility.

Founded in 1883, the Hawaiian Humane Society provides comfort and care for more than 25,000 companion animals annually.

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The following photos offers a glimpse at the elegant evening:

Photo Credit: Amazon; The Hawaiian Humane Society

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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.

  • Terry Cumley Marvin

    Saturday, April 18, 2014–4:34 pm CST
    Jim Nabors looks very good. He looks like he’s lost some more weight. I really love the pictures. (from Dallas, Texas)

    • http://www.dogtipper.com/ Paris & John

      He really does, doesn’t he? I’m glad to see him looking healthy and happy…I loved his show as a child!!

      • Terry Cumley Marvin

        Saturday, April 19, 2014–4:29 cst

        I agree. Jim looks pretty healthy. I’ve also loved him since I was a child. My parents bought me my first Jim Nabors album in 1968, I was 15. I’ve Jim Nabors since then. He’s 83 now.

        Terry Lynn Marvin