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More than 200 people sipped champagne and wine from the Sotheby’s auction house wine division while helping raise funds for Bucks County-based Lulu’s Rescue. The November 4, 2016, event took place at the waterfront home of Kurfiss SIR Chairman Donald Pearson. Pearson is a foster parent to Faith, a Lulu’s Rescue dog saved in September from a shelter in North Carolina with just six hours to spare.
“The stories of these unwanted animals, some of whom were abused or even those that were in family homes before being turned in to shelters, is heartbreaking,” says Pearson. “It’s very rewarding to be able to help them find new owners who will care for them properly.”
Party guests enjoyed hot and cold hors d’oeuvres from Just Food of Buckingham and chocolates donated by Pierre’s in New Hope. Musician Bob Egan performed cocktail-party favorites. The overflow crowd took in the water views from the terrace before sunset and by the end of event, just over $15,000 was raised. More donations are arriving daily, according to Pearson.
Lulu’s Rescue volunteers brought several foster dogs to the party, including bonded five-year-olds Milo and Beanie (pictured at left). They were turned in to a kill shelter by owners who were divorcing.
Lulu’s Rescue was founded by Michele Armstrong to help dogs in kill shelters move into foster care and then into permanent homes. It also advocates for improving rates of spaying and neutering to try to stop the overpopulation of unwanted dogs. Fosters are always needed and fostering is the most direct way to save a dog’s life.
For information on the services a donation covers, or to make a donation online, please see Lulu’s Rescue web site.