Diamonds in the Ruff

SAVE THE DATE - Diamonds in the Ruff 2017

Saturday September 16, 2017 at The North House, Avon, CT

 Diamonds in the Ruff Gala Auction 

Title Sponsor: Hill's Pet Nutrition

Presented by Bayer Healthcare and RKD Alpha Dog

 Saturday, November 12th 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! 

Shout-out to our generous sponsors:
Title Sponsor: Hill's Pet Nutrition
Presenting Sponsors: Bayer Healthcare and RKD Alpha Dog
Gold Sponsor: Blue Buffalo, IDEXX Laboratories, Jacqueline Hubbard & Essex First Selectman Norman Needleman, U.S. Trust Bank of America, Titan Energy New England
Silver Sponsors: Loftex, Pet Valu, Sterling Investment Partners, Superior Energy, Willis Towers Watson, BlumShapiro, Janazzo Services Corp.
Bronze Sponsors: Amenta Emma Architects, Close,Jensen and Miller, P.C., Jessica Costa
Friend Sponsor: William & Donna Rutola


2015 Results 

The Gala was held at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington on Saturday, November 7, 2015. The funds raised will support the warmth, care and medical treatment which we provide the pets at the Newington, Westport and Waterford shelters, and the Fox Memorial Clinic. 

Over 130 guests enjoyed auctions, music, dinner, and fun. Auction items included resort stays in Bermuda and Cancun, Mexico, sports memorabilia, artwork, spa and gift packages, and items from Brooks Brothers, Vineyard Vines and more. 

Noted guests for the evening included Connecticut Humane Society Humanitarian Society member and famed theatrical animal trainer Bill Berloni, and NBC Connecticut’s First Alert Traffic Reporter Heidi Voight. At the Gala Auction, the Connecticut Humane Society also debuted its new video, “Home - It’s what you do.”

The Connecticut Humane Society gratefully acknowledges and thanks its 2015 Gala Auction Sponsors: Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Loftex, RKD Alpha Dog, Blue Buffalo Company, IDEXX Distribution, U.S. Trust Bank of America, BlumShapiro, Janazzo Services, Superior Energy, Titan Energy New England, ADNET Technologies, Shipman & Goodwin, BuzzEngine, Gala Photographer - Joanne Vandal Photography, and its auction donors and attendees for their generous support.  

Photos courtesy: Joanne Vandal Photography 





Diamonds in the Ruff

Connecticut Humane Society

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Copyright 2013 Connecticut Humane Society

Copyright 2013 Connecticut Humane Society