Dog-friendly event raises more than $150,000 for animals in need
The Escondido Humane Society’s Tails at Twilight Gala, held Saturday at Vintana in Escondido, raised more funds for the animals at EHS than ever before in the event’s 19-year history.
Nearly 300 attendees – and some well-dressed canine companions – helped EHS raise more than $150,000 for the 630 animals currently at the shelter, as well as the thousands more who are expected to seek shelter at the Humane Society this year.
“So many little souls depend on the funds raised at events like Tails at Twilight and throughout the year,” said Sally Costello, executive director of the Escondido Humane Society. “Our generous supporters have made it possible for our organization to grow and thrive.”
All guests enjoyed a hosted bar of wine and beer, delectable dining options and entertainment by Stage 4 Jazz & RB. Heather Myers from San Diego 6 emceed the gala for the fourth straight year, and auctioneer Cheryl Parker presided over the live auction, which featured a performance by speed painter Tim Decker, travel packages, exclusive cover rights to the Humane Society’s annual calendar and the honor of Paws in the Park Spokespet 2013.
Del Mar resident Dr. David Zanders received the Humane Hero Award for his outstanding civic and charitable responsibility not only to the Escondido Humane Society but to the animal community at large through volunteer time and direct financial support.