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A Very Burgh Paws Party

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Let’s Get Groovy!

Imagine a video call filled with furry friends – dogs, cats, rabbits and more! Join this one-of-a-kind celebration of pets and help raise funds for the thousands of domestic and wildlife animals that Humane Animal Rescue cares for every year.

Tune in LIVE! to Facebook or YouTube on Thursday, October 22, 2020


What is “A Very Burgh Paws Party”? 

When it became clear that we could not host our traditional Gala, and our largest fundraiser of the year, we quickly made a shift and “A Very Burgh Paws Party” was born!  Featuring our beloved pets and showcasing Humane Animal Rescue’s accomplishments over the past year, we hope to bring a light-hearted and loving evening to a virtual audience of fellow animal lovers. 

Imagine a large screen of video boxes, just like the “Brady Bunch”. But the boxes will be filled with furry friends of all varieties, many adopted from Humane Animal Rescue. Throughout the event pets like Sadie, the blind mastiff from West Virginia, will share their heartwarming stories and highlight unique services such as the Working Cats program helping pets and native Pennsylvania wildlife across the region.   


When is “A Very Burgh Paws Party? 

This virtual event will air on Thursday, October 22nd at 7:00 p.m.  Cindy Hundorfean, President and CEO, Allegheny Health Network will chair the event with Bill Flanagan and his two dogs, Hunter and Duke, serving as the event’s emcees. Special celebrity guests will also be making appearances during the broadcast.   


How Can I Join “A Very Burgh Paws Party”? 

You can tune in to this on-line broadcast featuring beloved pets and showcasing the accomplishments of Humane Animal Rescue at humaneanimalrescue.org/pawsparty/ 


How Can I Be A Part Of The Program? 

There are a number of ways you can join this celebration of pets and help raise funds for the thousands of domestic and wildlife animals that Humane Animal Rescue cares for each year.   


Join the Party — Go to humaneanimalrescue.org/pawsparty/ to access the free event, visit the online auction and make a donation.  


Start a Friendraiser – Support Humane Animal Rescue by creating your personal fundraising page.  Simply click the “fundraise” button located under the “donation” button at the top of the page. Once your page is created, you will receive an email with a link to your page and an “Onboarding Guide.  Invite friends, family and members of your network to make a donation to a cause close to your heart.  


Host a Watch Party — Have even more fun by safely gathering your own “bunch” for a Watch Party.  Whether it’s a casual cookout or cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, safely celebrate your way with family, a few friends or your furry companions.   


Humane Animal Rescue wants to make your Watch Party even more fun!  The first 20 Watch Party hosts that raise/pledge at least $500 will receive a “Treat Box” filled with surprises, including ingredients for a Signature “Puptail” from our friends at Tito’s Handmade Vodka.  Treat Boxes will be hand-delivered* or you may arrange for pick-up. *Delivery restrictions may apply. 


No party is complete without something sweet!  Our friends at Klavon’s Ice Cream in the Strip District are offering Pup”kin Ice Cream, a treat that will delight both you and your pet.  Proceeds benefit Humane Animal Rescue.


Be a Part of the Program — Have you adopted from Humane Animal Rescue?  We’d love to include you and your rescue pets in the program!  Email your family picture to submit@humaneanimalrescue.org by Friday, October 16th to be a part of our photo montage.


How can I get more information about becoming a sponsor, donating an item to the Silent Auction or other questions I might have? 

For more information, contact Kelli Wall, Chief Philanthropy Officer at kwall@humaneanimalrescue.org or 412-345-7300 ext. 265.   


October 22
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Humane Animal Rescue