I wish I could go to this event but I’ll be off getting some sun in Mexico
If any of you are in Chicago February 27, please try to attend! This is a great cause – dogfighting is a disgusting industry. I’ve seen some pretty disturbing videos. One thing that stands out is how loyal these dogs are to their owners. They’ll be put in a ring and told to fight and even while they’re getting their faces ripped a part, they keep wagging their tails as they hear their owners shouting, encouraging them on – in their mind they’re being obedient and they’re pleasing their owners. It’s extremely depressing
The annual Spotlight Humane gala features dogs, drinks, and fine dining…
Jorja Fox, of the CBS hit crime drama “CSI,” will host the fifth annual Spotlight Humane: Chicagofundraiser at the Hotel Sofitel Water Tower on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010.
The benefit will support End Dogfighting in Chicago, a program of The Humane Society of the United States. EDC is an innovative, community-based program that works to turn Chicagoans away from dogfighting through street-level intervention, free dog training classes, humane education in Chicago public schools, religious leader outreach, and collaboration with law enforcement.
“As a dog lover, I am honored to be the host of The Humane Society of the United States’ Spotlight Humane: Chicago,” Fox said. “All proceeds from this event benefit the End Dogfighting in Chicago campaign, which reaches directly into high-risk communities. No one else in the country is doing more than The HSUS to end dogfighting.”
Spotlight Humane: Chicagois a festive evening of live music, dancing, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and extra features, including:
- A special presentation by HSUS President and CEO Wayne Pacelle
- The Humane Chicago Awards, presented to those performing outstanding charitable work for animals in the Chicago region
- Silent and live auctions for items such as Oprah Winfrey Show tickets, trips to sunny getaways and autographed sports memorabilia
Spotlight Humane: Chicago
Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010
7 p.m. to midnight
Hotel Sofitel – Water Tower
20 East Chestnut St.
Chicago, IL 60611
To register, please call 866-448-5052 or visit spotlighthumane.org.