The fifth annual Party for the Pooches raised more than $41,000 to support Pleasanton-based nonprofit Valley Humane Society.
Held at the home of Gina Piper (Valley Humane board chair) and Shawn Farrell, the festive backyard gala earlier this fall drew more than 225 attendees and featured auctions and raffles, wood-fired pizza, live music, wine and beer, and homemade desserts, with 100% of proceeds going to the nonprofit's mission to provide programs and care for companion animals in the Tri-Valley.
"We are thrilled with the outcome of this meaningful fundraising event. Events like this provide financial support to help offset Valley Humane Society's lifesaving work," said Melanie Sadek, executive director of Valley Humane. "The money raised at this event will help cover animal care costs like age-appropriate vaccinations, spay/neuter surgeries, and other necessary expenses associated with providing care for more than 600 animals a year."