It was a star-studded affair in the ballroom at the Pierre Hotel in New York City as throngs of celebrities, New York political heavyweights and other notable individuals came together for The Humane Society of the United States' Make History Gala.
The event was hosted by Grammy-nominated artist Moby and included guests such as Beth Ostrosky Stern, Senator Robert Torricelli, Georgina Bloomberg and Dylan Lauren.
"We are poised to make historic inroads in the fight against puppy mills," said HSUS' president and CEO Wayne Pacelle. "State by state, The HSUS has been tackling the problem of puppy mills. The momentum for change is upon us, and I’m honored to be with so many caring individuals who are coming together to protect these innocent creatures from cruelty and abuse."
The gala raised funds for the Friends of Finn organization, which is dedicated to educating the public about puppy mills and encouraging the adoption of animals from rescue shelters. Missourians for the Protection of Dogs/YES! on Prop B also benefited from the event.
Every year six to eight million pets are cared for by animal rescue
shelters, according to the Humane Society.