Celebrating Pets’ Welfare at Paws for the Cause

The third annual Paws for the Cause was held at 99 Sudbury this past Thursday with proceeds this year going to the The Central Toronto Veterinary Referral Clinic’s Cares Foundation, which helps people whose pets need special veterinary care.  The event also featured an exhibit of Instagram sensation, Theron Humphrey’s images featuring his Coonhound, Maddie, as well as a fashion show with the latest styles for dogs of all sizes.  And, unlike other galas, the event was not only for humans, but their dogs as well.

Each year, Paws for the Cause raises funds for a different pet-related organization.  Last year, proceeds went to the Ontario Veterinary College Pet Trust Fund and a scholarship awarded to a veterinary student at the University of Guelph that excels in canine-related healthcare.  Over $75,000 was raised in 2011.  Final numbers are not in for 2012 just yet, but we will update readers once we know.

Photos courtesy of NKPR

Photographers: With the exception of the first photo, which is by Tara Noelle, all others are by Ryan Emberley

About Cynthia Cheng Mintz

Cynthia Cheng Mintz is the founder and webitor-in-chief of this site and the petite-focused site, Shorty Stories. She has also written for other publications including the Toronto Star and has blogged for The Huffington Post. Her first novel, Aspirations, was published in 2007. Outside of writing, Cynthia researches and advises philanthropic ideas for family funds and foundations and also volunteers.

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