Toronto's canine-centered charity announces new direction for the event with dog-inspired art exhibit
TORONTO, Aug. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - The Paws for the Cause Gala will be back for its third year and this time with a photographic spin as they partner with Instagram sensation, Theron Humphrey. Humphrey and his Coonhound Maddie, from Maddie on Things, will lead a showcase that will feature a dog- centric art exhibit. Tickets for the third annual Paws Gala, which will bring our furry friends into focus, are now available for $99 at www.pawsforthecause.ca. The gala will take place on October 11, 2012 at the 99 Gallery, 99 Sudbury Street.
Proceeds from this year's gala will be going to the Central Toronto Veterinary Referral Clinic's (CTVRC) Cares Foundation to help subsidize life-saving surgery costs. In addition, funds raised will also go toward the Chloe Award - which has been presented to Francesca Di-mauro, an outstanding University of Guelph veterinary student who has excelled in the area of canine critical care.
"We are excited to change the style of our event this year," says Paws for the Cause Co-chair Laura Serra. "Not only are we able to reach our goals of helping the CTVRC, but Theron and Maddie really inspired us to explore our artistic side and in true Paws fashion, the exhibit will be a unique way for these adorable dogs to help their fellow friends in need."
A casting call is being held to find the city's finest pooches. Paws for the Cause is looking for the most artistic, eccentric, colourful and tricked out pups around, the crazier the better! More information can be found at http://www.pawsforthecause.ca/casting-call/.
The CTVRC is grateful for the support from organizations like Paws for the Cause.
"The money raised with Paws for the Cause and with the Paws Gala will be extremely beneficial to the animals that come through the clinic," says CTVRC Surgical Doctor, Devon Boyd. "Many people are not able to afford the costs associated with life-saving surgical procedures for their pets, and this money gives those animals the care they desperately need."
Last year's gala raised $75,000 and included a star-studded fashion show, featuring stylish pooches and local influencers strutting down the runway in high Canadian fashion.
To donate to Paws for the Cause, please contact [email protected]
About Paws for the Cause
Paws for the Cause is a Toronto-based, non-profit organization, founded in 2010 by Laura Serra and Paul Smith to help dogs in need. Money raised by Paws goes to The Central Toronto Veterinary Referral Clinic and the Paws for the Cause Scholarship, given to a veterinary student at the University of Guelph who has excelled in the area of canine critical care. Paws for the Cause is about dogs - and dog-lovers - helping dogs.
About the CTVRC CARES Foundation
The Central Toronto Veterinary Referral Clinic (CTVRC) was founded in 2011 by DRS. Devon Boyd (surgery) and Michael Goldstein (internal medicine). Shortly after, the CARES foundation was founded to raise money for life-saving surgeries for animals in need. CTVRC is a state-of-the-art, boutique, medicine and surgery referral hospital, which provides the highest quality of care to animals in need.
SOURCE: Paws for the Cause
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