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      rehabilitate and re-home animals – that the not-for-profit and
      only no-kill shelter in northern Palm Beach County open to the
      public saves – at its Jupiter and Palm City locations. Serving
      as Event Chairwomen are Ansley DiLeo, Linda Mennen, and
      Mara Schainuck. Honorary Chairwoman is Melissa Parker.
         Denim, Diamonds & Paws promises guests an evening
      filled with excitement, fun and festivity with dinner, dancing,
      and silent and live auctions planned to thrill. Highlighting the
      exciting program is the surprise annual recognition by Furry
      Friends to a local, community champion for his ongoing
      generosity and selfless financial support and advocacy on
      behalf of saving animals. When Patricia Deshong, president of
      Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch heard about Cigo, a
      Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Officer who selflessly
      gave his life in December to save his handler in the line of                                         Herb Baum, founder of The Baum Family Animal Foundation,
      duty, she reached out to give condolences and stated her wish                                        and Furry Friends Adoption Clinic & Ranch’s Board chairman
      to name the special designation, the “CIGO,” to honor the                                            – pictured with Patricia Deshong, president of Furry Friends,
      K-9 hero and recognize his attributes consistent with the gala                                       Adoption, Clinic & Ranch – presents Sheriff’s Foundation
      honoree’s.                                                                                           Coordinator Steve Moss with a $5,000 donation in honor of
        “Initially, it was with a heavy heart and grave sympathy that                                      Cigo, PBSO’s beloved, fallen K-9 hero.
      I reached out to Sheriff Bradshaw and we are so pleased that he                                                         Photo contributed by Furry Friends.
      agreed to allow us to honor Cigo in this way,” said Deshong.
      “The award honoree and Cigo, both selfless heroes, share the                                         DiLeo; Land Rover Palm Beach; Bill and Linda Mennen; Old
      attributes of Courage, Integrity, Genuine, and Outstanding.”   Serving as Denim, White Diamonds & Paws chairwomen   Lighthouse Plaza; Provident Jewelry; Rose Consulting; Mara
        Deshong herself is a dedicated champion for training dogs   on behalf of Furry Friends Adoption Clinic & Ranch – The   Schainuck; Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley, P.A.;
      she saves through Furry Friends’ “Shelter-to-Service” program,   Humane Society of Greater Jupiter/Tequesta, are: Mara   Saks Fifth Avenue; and Volo Foundation. Media Sponsors
      formed under her leadership. Working with an expert team,   Schainuck, Linda Mennen and Ansley DiLeo.  supporting the event are: Jupiter Magazine, The PalmBeacher
      these dogs undergo extensive training.                           Photo credit: Tracey Benson Photography   and WPTV- Channel 5.
        The not-for-profit, no-kill  shelter is experiencing                                                  For tickets, to Denim, Diamonds & Paws, event sponsorship
      unprecedented, marked growth – in 30-plus years of its   Tribute to the Bee Gees will entertain and invite attendees to   opportunities, and information, please email: Curry Krasulak
      mission.                                          dance the night away on the floor. Additionally, heartwarming   at:, or call (561) 747-
        “With the unprecedented, marked growth in the numbers   surprises are planned to delight. Serving as the evening’s master   5311, Ext. 1; or visit:
      of animals we have and continue to shelter, care for and place   of ceremonies is Ashleigh Walters, news anchor with WPTV     To learn more about Furry Friends, or to make a
      with families, we need the community’s help more than ever   – Channel 5.                            donation, please call, (561) 747-5311 or visit www.
      before,” said Deshong, president of Furry Friends Adoption,     Throughout the evening, guests will be treated to an array
      Clinic & Ranch – The Humane Society of Greater Jupiter/  of dynamic surprises like the chance to mix and mingle with   About Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch
      Tequesta.* “With my sincerest gratitude, I invite the public   special guests like Riddick Bowe – 1992 Undisputed World     Since 1985, Furry Friends, The Humane Society of Greater
      to join us on Feb. 22 for an evening of enjoyment to benefit   Heavyweight Champion; and, Keith Hernandez – 1982 and   Jupiter/Tequesta, not-for-profit and no-kill shelter, has been
      loving animals who need us, and the seniors, veterans and   1986 World Series Champion.              dedicated to rescuing and provided safe, compassionate
      families sharing the benefits of bringing them home to forever     Generous Lead Sponsors kicking off Denim, Diamonds &   shelter for abused and abandoned animals. The facility is
      families.”                                        Paws fundraising on behalf of Furry Friends, to date, include:   experiencing marked growth and is pleased to announce a
        At the gala, live musical entertainment by Night Fever:   The Baum Family Animal Foundation; Philip and Ansley   Capital Campaign with a goal to raise $3.1 million to support
                                                                                                           its growing need to expand its programs and capacity to
                                                                                                           save more animals. The Furry Friends Clinic – open to the
                                                                                                           public – prides itself at offering quality and affordable expert
                                                                                                           veterinarian healthcare to the public. It never turns an animal
                                                                                                           away due to breed or an owner’s ability to pay.
                                                                                                             The mission of Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch,
                                                                                                           a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is to provide complete
                                                                                                           care for abused and abandoned animals, from rescue to medical
                                                                                                           care, rehabilitation, and placement. As a 501(c)(3) organization,
                                                                                                           it relies on the generous financial support of the community to
                                                                                                             Furry Friends is located at 401 Maplewood Drive, Suite
                                                                                                           8, Jupiter, FL, 33458. *Not
                                                                                                           affiliated with HSUS

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