Washington Humane Society Launches FASHION FOR PAWS


9th Annual Runway Show to Raise Critical Funds for DC Animals


Washington, DC – The DC area’s most popular runway benefit, Fashion for Paws (F4P), returns on May 2, 2015 with thered carpet rolling out at the beautiful Grand Hyatt Washington, located at 1000 H St., NW.

Tickets and tables are ON SALE NOW at www.fashionforpaws.org.

Participating fundraising models have just twelve weeks to raise a minimum of $3,000 each to secure a spot on the runway for the main event. In total, this event aims to raise $420,000 for DC animals. Co-Chaired by Gregory Riegle, Poetry Sayer, and Dr. Lauren Talarico and featuring Co-Hosts Dr. Katy Nelson and Scott Thuman, F4P kicks off at 7:00 p.m. with festivities until 12:00 a.m.

More than 1,000 guests are invited to revel in the stunning creative design produced by Design Foundry. Other generous sponsors include Quince Imaging and Maryland Sound, who make this event even more successful by kindly donating the majority of their services for production, lighting, sound, staging, and more. Audi returns as a Top Dog sponsor and will showcase their luxury vehicles inside the event. Once more, F4P models will be dressed in the luxury retailers of Tysons Galleria. Our four-footed models will be outfitted in signature doggie couture by Regal & Pooch and cared for onsite by AnytimeK9.

This year, there are more than 50 VIP seated tables available for $3,000 to $6,000, accommodating six or eight people each and providing guests early access to the events’ VIP Reception at 7:00 p.m. These guests will enjoy a gourmet three course meal just steps from the stage. A select number of very special tables are available for ten guests each for $10,000 and sit directly up against the runway. A limited number of $200 VIP tickets give guests a seat at a cocktail table right behind the tables along with access to the VIP Reception; and $100 General Admission ticket holders will have standing room only access to the runway show and enjoy the festivities (which include open bars, hors d’oeurvres, DJ, and dancing) beginning at 8:00 p.m.

For more information, a full list of 2015 models, committee members, sponsors, and to purchase your tickets or tables, please visit:www.fashionforpaws.org. 100% of event proceeds support the critical programs and services of the Washington Humane Society.

About the Washington Humane Society:

The Washington Humane Society (WHS) is the only Congressionally-chartered animal welfare agency in the United States and has been the leading voice for animals in the District of Columbia since 1870. WHS provides protection and care to over 43,000 animals each year through its broad range of programs and services including: sheltering, adoption, humane law enforcement, spay and neuter, humane education, human – animal rehabilitation programs, and lost and found services. For more information, please visit www.washhumane.org.


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