My husband Hugh, Frank and I kicked off our fundraising by attending A Sugar and Champagne Affair last week. This wonderful event, now in its 12th year, honors the hard working humane law enforcement officers of Washington Humane Society (WHS). We meandered around the Ronald Regan Building with other dogs and their humans while sampling tasty treats from pastry chefs around town. Hugh and I also indulged in champagne tasting - Frank was not allowed because he is not of age.
This week launches the eight week countdown for fundraising until the Runway Show on April 13th at the National Building Museum. Below are some numbers that will hopefully persuade you to donate (preferable in support of me and Frank) to WHS. They provide critical care to countless abused, neglected and abandoned animals of the District.
- WHS Field Officers (Animal Control & Humane Law Enforcement) responded to nearly 14,212 calls for help in 2012
- WHS provided low-cost spay/neuter services to more than 7,460 cats and dogs in 2012
- WHS' low-cost vaccine clinic vaccinated approximately 8,000 animals in 2012
- For the past 26 years, WHS has been teaching DC school children about the importance of respect and compassion for all living beings. The WHS Humane Education program worked with more than 2,630 students and adults at schools, workplaces, career fairs and special community events in 2012.
- WHS' DOG TAGS program brings together wounded warriors in the DC metro region with homeless dogs at WHS, providing therapy and training for both the soldiers and dogs
Please consider giving to this truly wonderful cause! You can visit http//:support.washhumane.org/goto/ashleyandfrank for more information or to make a donation
|Me and Frank on the runway in 2013|