Animal Friends hosts gala at Circuit Center
Cindy Russell with Marco, Betty Rich and Sarah McKean with Melissa.
Patty and David Swisher, president and CEO of Animal Friends with Summer.
Chair Marlene Ashton with Barriston.
Janine and Bob Fragasso with Jade.
John Weinstein, Shelly Zeher and David Allinder.
Wayno with Kim Honath, holding Mary.
Honorary chairs Christine and Jack Tumpson.
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Fingers and paws were tapping Saturday as Animal Friends celebrated its 15th annual Black Tie & Tails gala at the Circuit Center, South Side.
Animal lovers with smartphones or tiny keypads bid on silent auction items and donated $14,000 to spay-and-neuter efforts. Board member Howard Ash matched donations in honor of his cat and "son" Sam, who died recently.
Gala chairs Sarah McKean, Betty Rich and Cindy Russell helped raise $400,000 for the no-kill shelter as Cityscape played and the Fluted Mushroom filled the bowls.
First Published November 6, 2012 12:00 am