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Paris beckons at Valley Humane Society's Tails at Twilight gala

Annual event raises funds to help improve the lives of cats and dogs

Valley Humane Society is putting out a call to all animal lovers, looking for sponsors and donors to participate in its fifth annual Tails at Twilight gala to help raise money for pets in need.

This year's gala -- scheduled to be held in Pleasanton on March 1 -- will take participants to a Parisian-themed soiree, full of fine dining, auctions and dancing, with all proceeds going to benefit the Valley Humane's efforts in animal rescue, humane education and community service.

The evening begins with a family-style dinner accompanied by a champagne reception, passed hors d'oeuvres, a full no-host bar and a "diner en blanc." Event organizers strongly encourage participants to dress in all white to really immerse themselves in the evening, but the dress code is not mandatory.

After dinner, guests will have the opportunity to participate in silent and live auctions, where they will have the opportunity to bid on items such as a homemade dinner with Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department firefighters, and a chance to name an Eight Bridges Brewing Company beer after a pet (custom label design included).

Pleasanton residents will once again get the opportunity to bid on the city's highest pet-related honor, the exclusive Ambassadog package. The winning bidder's canine will become the city of Pleasanton's Ambassadog for 2019, complete with a declaration from the city, a feature profile, a community television interview and a prime spot in the Hometown Holiday Parade.

The gala will also feature an opportunity for guests to get up and dance to complete the evening.

Proceeds from Tails at Twilight benefit Valley Humane's continued mission to create a brighter future for animals by strengthening the bond between people and pets. The humane society seeks to accomplish these goal through lifesaving animal welfare programs and life-enriching community services events, such as Canine Comfort pet therapy, which offers therapeutic pet visitation to children with cancer, Alzheimer's patients, veterans, and more.

Tails at Twilight will be held at the Palm Event Center, 1184 Vineyard Ave, March 1, from 6-11 p.m. Tickets are available at valleyhumane.org for $150 per person.

The event is sponsored by Livermore Subaru, Heritage Bank, Jean King and the Pleasanton Weekly. Sponsorship opportunities are still available, interested parties are encouraged to contact development manager Kim Stange-Herlihy via phone at 426-8656 or email kstange-herlihy@valleyhumane.org to learn more.

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