It might not seem like much of a sacrifice, but California natives can help animals
by imbibing a few cocktails over the Valentine's Day weekend.
How you ask? The Amanda Foundation is hosting Martini Madness, a fundraising event at Lola's Restaurant in Hollywood this Sunday. The party will allow animal lovers to sample a variety of "heartbreaker martinis" as well as wine and soft drinks for a flat fee of $35, which will benefit the foundation.
In addition to a bevy of decadent drinks, attendees can also participate in a silent auction, or bring a picture of their departed pet and have a reading with a pet psychic.
The Amanda Foundation is a non-profit organization that has been working to place homeless animals with loving families since 1976.
They also aim to educate the public about the importance of spaying or neutering their animal so that pet overpopulation can be reduced.
Celebrities such as Antonio Villaraigosa, the mayor of Los Angeles, Bill Maher and stars from the cast of HBO's "True Blood" have all attended events sponsored by the organization in the past, so the fundraiser could serve as a fun way to spot some big names as well as help animals.