On Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, more than 120 guests joined Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty Chairman Donald D. Pearson at his New Hope home to raise much-needed funds for Lulu’s Rescue. Bucks County, Pa.-based Lulu’s Rescue focuses on saving dogs by getting them transported into foster homes and stopping overpopulation problem by subsidizing spay/neuter programs.

Lulus Rescue dog Lucy Mae
Lucy Mae on the lap of Donald Pearson, chairman, Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty.

Representatives of Lulu’s Rescue brought two foster dogs, Lucy Mae, pictured above, and Jessica, to the event. They are 5-month-old sisters available for adoption, and they basked in attention from guests throughout the event.

Attendees sipped Sotheby’s Grand Cru champagne, enjoyed hors d’oeuvres from Chive Catering and chocolates from Pierre’s in New Hope. A silent auction took place during the evening and included paintings by Nancy Rosen, the Chicago-based artist who creates paintings used in the TV show, “Grace and Frankie” in which Lily Tomlin plays Frankie, a high school art teacher and painter. Hand-made walking sticks and dinner for 10 custom-created by a chef in Philadelphia also were auctioned off.

Thus far, $12,000 has been raised, and all funds will go to Lulu’s Rescue to be applied directly to pulling, transporting and fostering homeless dogs.

“It’s a genuine pleasure to help these great spirits who add so much to our lives, and to think that we can contribute to saving some of these animals is our privilege,” says Pearson. “We expect to save about 80 dogs with this year’s event.”

Last year, Pearson adopted “Faith,” a young dog Lulu’s Rescue transported from a kill-shelter in North Carolina. He was motivated to begin raising money to save more dogs from “death row” and to help address the root of the problem by subsidizing spay/neuter programs. For more information, visit lulusrescue.org.

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