Friday night was our second annual Around the World for 80 Strays Gala. There was a huge turnout with almost 300 animal lovers coming together at Wolferts Roost to support the Humane Society. Our Emcee, Anya Tucker from Channel 10 News, did a wonderful job keeping the night going and our Auctioneer, Jamie Roberts from 810 WGY's Pet Talk had hands flying up in the air during our live auction.
One of my favorite things about this year was that we had pictures on every table of animals that had been adopted or were available for adoption from the Humane Society. When you first walked into the dining room there was a sea of furry faces looking back at you.
The pictures had all been taken at Picture People in Crossgates Mall over the last several weeks. One of the pictures was of a very special cat named 'Ping'. Ping was brought here with 5 other cats because their family lost their home. Ping is a big beautiful cat, but for some reason all of the other cats in his family have already been adopted. Ping is still waiting.
So the night was fun and everyone had a great time, but Ping is still here on Monday, hopefully he will find a home soon.