On March 11, PAWS Chicago hosted its annual Animal Magnetism gala.
Nikki & Joanne Nemerovski with Sophie
The sold-out event was hosted at Morgan Manufacturing to raise funds to help homeless animals recover from medical issues.
Toby hits the dance floor with owner Cecilia Lee.
Jake Hamilton from FOX 32 and Christopher “Fred” Frederick from KISS FM emceed the evening while Paige Krueger and Jena Gambaccini co-chaired the event. An Animal Welfare Leadership award was presented to Esther Barron for her efforts to expand community outreach, and the award was also given to six dedicated volunteers. Also spotted was an adorable PAWS cat alum and its adopter, Augustus Corgan.
2022 Animal Magnetism Co-Emcee Jake Hamilton & his PAWS dog, Daenerys
PAWS Chicago CEO Susanna Homan with adoptable PAWS dog, Jefferey
The event raised a record-breaking $190,000. Not only were there live and silent auctions, food from Truluck’s, Lou’s Backyard and Avli on the Park, and music compliments of DJ D Jones, there were spa treatments and snacks for all of the pups.
2022 Animal Magnetism Co-Emcee Christopher Frederick from KISS FM with adoptable Gigi.