Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star Lisa Vanderpump presented the First Annual Vanderpump Dog Foundation Gala. Lisa is a champion for dogs and all animals and founded The Vanderpump Dog Foundation with her husband, Ken Todd. Their mission is to provide a more humane world for dogs worldwide. Utilizing both domestic and international campaigns, the organization is a force to make a positive impact on global legislation, education and treatment of animals.
Mario Lopez served as the evenings host, with special perfomances by Leona Lewis and Eric Benet. Vanderpump Dog’s Foundation Gala was presented by Collide, Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery, Inc., (BHPS) and Wen by Chaz Dean.
Celebrity attendees included Lance Bass, Leona Lewis, Mario Lopez (MC), Vanderpump rules cast, Lisa Rinna, Eric Benet, Kyle Richards, Dorit Kemsley, Eden Sassoon, Kim Richards, Camille Grammer, Joyce Giraud, Taylor Armstrong.
Celebrity attendees enjoyed dinner and dancing and participated in live and silent auctions which included luxury items ranging from a three-night stay in Cabo to rescued puppies, Kyle Chan Diamond & Crystal Earring, Dinner for 4 guests at Pump Restaurant with Cast members from Vanderpump Rules, one 60-minute dance lesson at “Just Dance Los Angeles” with Julz Tocker from DWTS and 2 VIP Tickets to James Corden.
Dancing With The Stars performers surprised the audience with a special dance performance of “Who Let the Dogs Out” and “You Ain’t Nothing But A Hound Dog”.
Vanderpump Gala helped raise funds to acquire resources for the following campaigns:
- 5 x 10 Campaign, medically treat, groom, feed, adopt and transport 10 rescue dogs from China into loving, permanent homes
- Rescue and Transport Van in Los Angeles County
- Building two of our own adoption centers in Shenzhen, China and West Hollywood, California
For further info, go to vanderpumpdogs.org
More about Vanderpump Dog Foundation:
Founded by philanthropist and entrepreneur, Lisa Vanderpump and her husband Ken Todd in 2015, the foundation has had amazing success with events such as the first ever World Dog Day, where over 4,000 people and nearly 3,000 dogs came together to focus on the celebration of dogs and awareness of global dog abuse.
In late 2015, the foundation also led a peaceful march through Los Angeles, California to gain attention to the meat trade in China and to help stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival where nearly 10,000 dogs are beaten, killed, and served as meals.
The foundation has been highlighted on various television outlets including Headline News, Hollywood Live, and Entertainment Tonight. Recently, the Vanderpump Dog Foundation has secured a location and begun renovation on a rescue and adoption center in Los Angeles in order to combat the over population of dogs in Los Angeles and surrounding counties.
The foundation has also recently made its way to Washington, D.C. where with the support of Congressman Alcee Hastings, the passing of House Resolution 752 condemning the Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, China, urging China to end the dog meat trade will hopefully become a reality. Vanderpump Dog Foundation’s mission is to provide for a more humane world for our dogs worldwide.
Through both domestic and international campaigns, Vanderpump Dog Foundation feels that it can make a positive impact on global legislation, education and treatment of animals. Your contributions will continue to expand our reach as a foundation and bring much needed attention to those who do not have their own voice to speak out against abuse.
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Written by Jane Emery