When I first heard about a "Mutt Masquerade," I recalled my youth when my hometown would have pet parades and proud owners would promenade their pooches down the block in cutesy costumes. In fact, the "Mutt Masquerade" taking place on Saturday, October 26, at The Joshua Tree, has nothing to do with animals in costume and everything to do with animals in distress.
Leave your pets at home but come dressed in your own best costume at this nearly-Halloween masquerade that will help raise awareness of animals in need while also benefiting worldwide animal rescue and wellness organization, such as Cats in the Cradle, Stewie to the Rescue, and BLES Elephant, Cat and Dog Sanctuary. 100% of the proceeds will go to these worthwhile organizations that work tirelessly to save animals from NYC kill shelters and other harmful environments.
A night at the "Mutt Masquerade" begins at 7:30 p.m. and will include a happy hour with drink specials and appetizers, as well as a pet-themed silent art auction. VIP ticket-holders will get complimentary raffle tickets for high-end skin care products, cosmetics, and accessories from prominent designers and artists including TOM's, LUSH, Matt & Nat, SHAG Brooklyn, and will also receive goodie bags filled with "schwag" from local sponsors. Additional raffle tickets will also be available for purchase for all ticket-holders.
For all of this, general admission tickets are only $35, and VIP packages are $50. VIP tickets are currently sold out, but if the Masquerade sells more general admission tickets and/or adds new sponsors, VIP tickets may open up again. Do you know an artist or business that might want to donate their goods or services? Contact organizer Sandi at Sandi.Kay@hotmail.com.
Even if you can't make it, you can still donate and make a difference.
Join the Mutt Masquerade's facebook invite for more info and updates on this masked gala charity event, and visit eventbrite to purchase your tickets.