On Aug. 2, there was a meow-velous shindig held at Manhattan’s legendary Algonquin Hotel to benefit the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals.
Highlights of the event included a grand reception with food, open bar and raffle; a Petco van bearing kitties available for adoption; celebrity guests such as Vito Vincent, the kitty star of the show “Breakfast at Tiffany’s;” and a fur-bulous cat fashion show featuring 14 feline fashionistas … including my own Lily.
The show was organized by acclaimed pet fashion designer and animal welfare advocate Ada Nieves, and was fashioned on a Broadway show theme, with kitties dressed in costumes from such shows as “Wicked,” “Chicago,” “Rock of Ages” and others.
Lily, who is 5 months old, was dressed as the bride from “Mamma Mia,” in a gorgeous white satin beaded gown and tulle veil.
Unfortunately, she did not enjoy herself. Although she was not adverse to being petted and stroked by her many admirers, she preferred to spend her time in her carrier, away from the crowd and constant flash of cameras.
But it was all for a furry worthy cause. The event netted a reported $7,000 in donations, and most if not all of the cats and kittens available for adoption found fur-ever homes.
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