“Top Dogs on the Cat Walk” PAWS presents a night of fashion, fun and fundraising

Last Thursday evening Philadelphia’s Animal Welfare organization threw a party in support of animals in Philly. The evening consisted of Cocktails, Hors D’Ourvres & Dancing including Celebrity Fashion Show to raise funds (For only $50 ticket price to support the awareness for PAWS and its Wellness Clinic) When Dana Spain throws a party, you want to be on that list as those attending inlcude some of the beautiful, the rich, the movers and shakers of Philadelphia. And why wouldn’t they be if you knew Dana Spain. Besides being an astute business women, Spain, works tirelessly as an advocate for the puppies and cats in the Philadelphia area, with a heart as big as hers it’s no wonder she has a minagerie of them herself, but doesn’t move out to the country to adopt a whole bunch more. Here she is addressesing the crowd with opening remarks and thanking them for their support,.
MC for the night FOX29’s Mike Jerrick, BIG Thanks to Donna Coghlan who helped put the whole thing together and invited me to cover it.
FOX29’s weather guy John Bolaris predicts that this weekends storm is gonna go south, but we’re not outta the woods yet! Not the marrying kind yet.Marriage has done her good, she is glowing and happy Kerri-Lee Halket, anchorwomen of Fox 29. Sweet, always says hi to PhillyChitChat
Adam Spivak from Elictric Factory. Adam tells me his squeeze Karen is prepping to open her own salon in Manyunk.
Ettore, Ettore Salon and Spa, did everyone’s make up. In fact he does half of Center City’s make up and hair do’s. Wish I had some hair so I can get the Ettore touch. Also in the audience tonight could be found Tony Piazza, Carol Tamburino, Steve Thorne and Sabrina Tamburino-Thorne, Dara Lazeroff, Michelle Romano, among others.
Lindsay Kravitz and Kaci Metz work the runway. These girls solidified their BFF status while living across the hall from each other in a center city condo complex. Philly Gossip columnist Dan Gross and his wife Holly Maher, who sits on the PAWS Board.
PAWS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving Philadelphia�s homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals. PAWS is Philadelphia’s largest rescue organization and only no-kill shelter, and is working to make Philadelphia a city in which every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home.

From 2005 through 2008, PAWS raised the �save rate� at the city shelter � which took in approximately 30,000 animals each year � from 11% to 60%. PAWS remains dedicated to saving the city�s most vulnerable animals. Through its adoption locations, special events, and foster care network, PAWS finds loving homes for thousands of animals each year. Support for PAWS funds lifesaving initiatives including adoption and foster care programs, spay/neuter surgeries, low-cost vaccinations, and other efforts, all of which help reduce and will ultimately eliminate the unnecessary killing of Philadelphia’s animals. Donations to PAWS are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Darn that Monique Crawford is off the market (I had someone lined up) but here she debuts her boyfriend Matt, no last name please. Which says a lot of things to me, but of course Facebook has his last name and he doesn’t seem to be wanted for anything.
Molly Napolitano, Husband Frank, Jeff Plourde, Debbie Salkin and Dana Spain. Have fun in Amsterdam Molly & Frank. Dana tells me the next big event for PAWS is the Chefs’ Dinner for PAWS is Monday June 28th at The Union League. I will keep you posted.
Janine Slater and Jamie Coyle, both wearing Carmelita Couture
April Ramirez and Michael Spain-Smith
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Baba Renfrow and Charles Morrotta of Distante 1510 Sansom Street
Susan Kroungold, Sam Lasoff and Cheryl Shapiro. Susan and Cheryl are working for Jonathan Maxx Designs, a unique jewelery store who did a brisk biz at the Paws event.
Dana Persia and Frank Staves. Dana Persia is the owner of DP ImageConsulting, a company specializing in individual and group image consulting. Happy Birthday tomorrow Dana.
Molly Durkin, Ashley Blaire Cook, Phlare Magazine (who just bought a Jonathan Maxx Designs jewelery combo), and Laurie Durkin, Joshua Catering, who looked to have delicious chocolate chip muffins. Ashley recently took over Phlare Magazine and is looking to revamp it after Brett Silver had branded it Phlare Mag, a great concept, but not a memorable name that’s very descriptive. Good Luck Ashley.
Pileggi’s in the house. All the clothes that the women models wore tonight were from Andrea Chila’s Pileggi. The men’s clothes were from Distante. Kellan Kredatus and Andrea Chila pack up at the end of the night.
Did I mention the party was at the newly rebranded F.U.E.L. now known as Trust, but will always be known as the Philadelphia MTV Real House. I had never been upstairs before, but here is the infamous bathroom you may remember from the popular TV show.
Look Ma I’m a media sponsor (blue sign to top left) which means I promoted the happening, plus I donated my photos to the event after wards, oh and I did this write up too. Thanks to all the sponsors.

Check out this great video of the event.
Food and Liquor Sponsors: Nestle Waters (Panna and San Pellegrino) Cuba Libre / 32 degrees Table 31 SWIG
Entertainment and Media Sponsors: Pileggi Boutique Distante Clothing Fox 29 KYW Radio