2017 Diamonds in the Ruff
This annual event on Saturday, September 16th at the North House in Avon, was bigger and better than ever. Guests enjoyed meeting CHS foster puppies, amazing silent and live auctions, dinner, music, a photo booth and an opportunity to fund the pets. Funds raised at Diamonds in the Ruff support the medical needs of each CHS pet, from spay/neuter surgeries, to vaccinations, to complex treatment.
Thank you to our event sponsors: Hill's Pet Nutrition, RKD Alpha Dog, Columbia Threadneedle Investments, IDEXX, Titan Energy New England, Superior Energy, Courtyard Marriott Cromwell, Sterling Investment Partners, Loftex, Willis Towers Watson, Janazzo Services Corp., Jim & Sheila Basquil, Julie McGuire Photography, Amenta Emma Architects, Sue Kassey, Shipman & Goodwin, The Costa Family, Nancy Gannon and Dennis Rodgrigues, Dr. and Mrs. Philip Shapiro, Barbara Aaron and Jeffrey Nese, Jennifer Sala, Jon Wojculewicz, Waterford Group Foundation, Pet Valu Stores, Heidi Voight, and Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network.
Photos coming soon!
2016 Diamonds in the Ruff Gala at the Marriott Farmington
The Diamonds in the Ruff gala was the biggest night of the year for Connecticut pet lovers! CT Humane Society supporters from across the state enjoyed this year's sparkling gala - and raised over $40,000 of needed funds for medical care for the shelter pets.
Heidi Voight, NBC Connecticut news anchor, was inducted into the Gertrude O. Lewis Humanitarian Society to rousing applause of over 150 gala guests. Representative Gary Byron presented Ms. Voight with a citation from the Connecticut State Legislature, and guests dined, danced, took lots of selfies with the shelter pets, and bid on over $25,000 worth of auction prizes.
The evening was made complete by CT Humane Society Pet Ambassadors - two lovable pups currently with foster families - preparing for adoption!
A shout-out to our generous sponsors: