I first learned of CARA in September last year when they held a pet adoption event at Greenbelt 5 and I instantly felt their cause (see why I fell in love here). The organization aims to inspire and educate Filipinos about animal welfare, animal population control, and proper treatment of animals. It's run by volunteers, so if you can't adopt one of their rescue cats or dogs, kindhearted donations will provide tremendous help for them in caring for these animals.
[Photo from CARA's Facebook page]
The dinner will be preceded by fun-filled activities that both pet parents and their furry little friends will enjoy. There will be a "pledge of love walk" featuring pieces from Filipino designers like Rajo Laurel, a magic show, and a pet grooming station by aromapet grooming and dogspa, among others.
Tessa Prieto-Valdez will be hosting the event. Tickets are priced at Php 2,500 and if you're bringing your dog with you, it's Php 3,500. The buffet for us homo sapiens will feature Gaita Fores's Cibo di M while dogs will have their own buffet courtesy of Bow & Wow and a special dessert buffet from Swell Sweets. Awesome!
I emailed Bow & Wow if they allow cats to the event although I'm not sure whether our cats fancy the idea of hobnobbing with dogs and human luminaries. I'll be waiting for their reply, though.
Around 250 guests are expected to attend, so tickets are limited and can be purchased only at Bow & Wow stores in Shangri-la or Greenbelt 5. For more info, you can call +63927-906-8700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you can't attend, you can always donate something. For details on how you can donate and help CARA, click here.