Ahoy, Matey! The 2018 Silver Paws Gala was a smashing success!
Thank you for raising $166,000 to help Young at Heart care for senior pets in need!
The evening was full of fun pirate touches, from the decorations, to the volunteers' outfits, to the skit put on by our junior volunteers in the "Island of Young at Heart", all tied to the theme of the night: Senior pets are hidden treasure.
Photos by Embracing Grace Photography and Framed Write Media coming soon! Check out pics by Fotio here!
Our fund-a-need is always such an important part of the night, and this year we had an incredibly generous $25,000 dollar-for-dollar match offered by John and Rita Canning! Please take a few minutes to watch our Fund-a-Need video below. Donations are still welcome!
- We presented our inaugural Heart of Gold award, whose recipients must demonstrate the following:
- Exceptional commitment to the welfare of senior dogs and cats.
- Support of Young at Heart’s mission to provide senior dogs and cats with a safe haven to ensure they live with comfort, compassion, and companionship in their golden years.
- Lead by example, inspiring compassion for aging pets, significantly influencing the quality of older animals’ lives, especially in the animal welfare field.
- Advance the of welfare of older pets through leadership, volunteer service, program implementation, education, advocacy, monetary or in-kind contributions
- Foster a culture of compassion and respect for all aging companion animals.
It was our honor to present the inaugural Heart of Gold award to Rita & John Canning.