Paws4You, a Miami-based, non-profit animal rescue organization whose mission is to save dogs from euthanasia at Miami-Dade Animal Services and combat displacement of family pets with guidance and alternatives to surrender, hosted the first casino-themed charity event, “Turning the Tables for Paws.” The fundraiser, presented by Swiss luxury watch and jewelry manufacturer Chopard, featured special guest Teresa Giudice, The Real Housewives of New Jersey star and New York Times best-selling cookbook author. Teresa was signing special copies of her books for guests in attendance.
The first floor of the Cruz Building housed a “Doggie Bar,” featuring Paws4You Rescue pooches, and live entertainment from a Phantom of the Opera-inspired performer. Guests could try their luck in numerous casino games, including fan-favorites such as blackjack and roulette on the second floor. The evening continued on the third floor, where Emmy Award-winning journalist, Cynthia Demos, emceed a riveting live auction where guests had the opportunity to win prizes such as a limited-edition Chopard timepiece. Guests were treated to complimentary cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and tunes, and the outdoor patio featured an upscale cigar lounge.
Proud sponsors of Paws4You’s “Turning the Tables for Paws” fundraiser include: Chopard, BB&T, Paul M. Cowan & Associates, C. Parker Family Charitable Trust of the Community Foundation of New Jersey, and Miami philanthropist, Norma Jean Abraham.Funds raised at “Turning the Tables for Paws” will directly benefit Paws4You Rescue’s efforts, whose top priority is to save dogs from euthanasia at Miami-Dade Animal Services, where more than 27,000 unwanted pets end up each year.