Fashion, Furry friends & the Cause!

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As we approach the 5th Annual Doggies on the Catwalk on May 18th I wanted to highlight the charitable component to the event. Sure, we all love fashion and dogs, but what is Pets Are Loving Support, PALS and what does your ticket donation provide the nonprofit organization. I can quote the PALS mission statement about how they provide monthly food and basic vet care to people with disabilities and the elderly who are living at or below the poverty line, but I have a more influential way to describe who is PALS.

The following words came from a new client in an email to PALS Director Kevin Bryant. He shared the email with the Board of Directors (I've served for four years.) It's touching and a very good way to illustrate the impact that PALS has on the community.

Our client is all alone and has fallen on extremely hard times, she writes, after receiving pet food:

"My babies thank you so very much for the good dog food and the yummy treats.  As you can see from this picture the daddy, Frisco has laid claim to one bag of the treats already.  I have also sent you a picture of  my entire family.  Your donation will last them more than a month and far better than I could ever have afforded.  Two weeks ago I had $10 and could only afford a bag of Ol'Roy which I could tell was not that great for them but it was food. These beautiful little babies are all that gives me the strength to keep trying to move forward.  They have been my only companions in the more than 4 years since I lost my mother  I will never forget the generosity you have shown us and one day, hopefully soon when I am back on my feet I will repay PALS Atlanta for what you have given my kids. You are truly God sent."

Doggies on the Catwalk is a fun, fabulous, furry event but its deeper than that... hope to see you on May 18th! Buy Tickets Now! Here is a photo gallery of the previous four years: 

[caption id="attachment_14284" align="aligncenter" width="430" caption="Lisa Rayner, Doggies 4."]lisa-rayner-atlantan-doggies-on-the-catwalk-fashionado[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_14285" align="aligncenter" width="433" caption="Monica Pearson & Chief, Doggies 1."]monica-pearson-doggies-on-the-catwalk-fashionado[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_14286" align="aligncenter" width="430" caption="Michele Caplinger, Doggies 3."]michele-caplinger-doggies-on-the-catwalk-fashionado[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_14287" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="Doggies 2 with lovely leg of Mara Davis."]mara-davis-doggies-on-the-catwalk-fashionado[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_14288" align="aligncenter" width="430" caption="HLN's Richelle Carey & Stella, Doggies 4."]richelle-carey-hln-doggies-on-the-catwalk-fashionado[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_14289" align="aligncenter" width="430" caption="Atlanta Magazine's Rich Eldredge & Ella, Doggies 4."]rich-eldredge-atlanta-magazine-doggies-on-the-catwalk-fashionado[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_14290" align="aligncenter" width="430" caption="Frank Ski & Mina, Doggies 3."]frank-ski-doggies-on-the-catwalk-fashionado[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_14291" align="aligncenter" width="401" caption="Baton Bob, Doggies 1."]baton-bob-doggies-on-the-catwalk-fashionado[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_14292" align="aligncenter" width="293" caption="Stella, Doggies 4."]doggies-on-the-catwalk-fashionado[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_14294" align="aligncenter" width="430" caption="Suchita Vadlamani & Giselle, Doggies 3."]suchita-vadlamani-doggies-on-the-catwalk-fashionado[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_14295" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Barnabus, Doggies 4."]doggies-on-the-catwalk-fashionado[/caption]

Doggies on the Catwalk is at Room & Board, 1170 Howell Mill Rd., on May 18th. Fashions from Tootsies and Bill Hallman. General admission, $75. VIP $125... Purchase Tickets!

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