Prince Lorenzo Borghese from ABC’s “The Bachelor” was the celebrity guest of honor. Borghese is president of Animal Aid USA, a nonprofit focusing on changing laws to stop animal cruelty. The evening included cocktails, dinner, auction, a lively after-gala party and canine celebrity Charlie, a pit-bull rescue from Southside Street Dogs.
Jan Duncan was also recognized for her $89,000 donation through Houston PetSet for Emancipet to open its first veterinary clinic in Houston’s East End to provide low-cost neuter/spay services.
The event topped last year’s gala raising a record $300,000.