2017 Pawpurrazzi
Benefiting The Humane Society of Greater Miami
Milton Wallace, Rebecca Spinale

Pawpurrazzi 2017, led by Co-Chairmen Milton Wallace and Bunny Bastian and Honorary Chairperson, Penny Stamps, twinkled and glittered making it a truly “Sparkling Affair.” This year’s event paid tribute to Patricia Wallace, the legendary philanthropist and animal lover who helped raise more than $1M through Pawpurrazzi to help thousands of homeless and abandoned animals.

Close to 500 of Miami’s most prominent luminaries enjoyed cocktails donated by Bacardi, USA, assorted wines donated by Cherry Tart Wines and noshed on an array of delicious hors d’oeuvres while perusing the amazing silent auction, which featured a stunning Chopard watch and many other “must have” items. Doggies were treated to a “Bark Bar” provided by Purina and a “Pup”tail Lounge by Doggie Bag Café and their humans dined on a five-star sit down dinner and a purely decadent dessert buffet. Wildlife expert, Ron Magill, opened the show for the biggest treat of all: the unique “Great Pets who Walk in Front of Great People” runway show, emceed by two award winning journalists, Cynthia Demos and CBS4 evening anchor, Eliott Rodriguez. Topping off the evening was a spectacular performance by the famous Olate Dogs, 2012 winner of America’s Got Talent show. It was a truly magical night with six dogs finding their forever families and more than $500,000 raised to help the homeless dogs and cats at the Humane Society of Greater Miami! Supporters not pictured: Mayor Philip Levine, Alan Potamkin, Brigitt Rok and Royal Media Partners.

Standing: Sean Bastian, James Boink, Holt Boink, Christopher Bastian; seated: Marika Boink, Bunny Bastian, Raphael Bastian

Nancy and Jon Batchelor with Bear and Blue

Sandy Batchelor, Scott Voelker

Anna Rentz with Bianca Belle

Yvonne Eldredge with Benjolina

Eugenia Legorburu, Alicia Celorio representing Do Unto Others Trust

Skip and Joyce Dickerson

Linda and Pat McEnany with Caesar

Ann and Frank Rubino

Ruby Bacardi, Jeannette Orlandini

Nora Bulnes, Swanee DiMare with Korbel

Laurine and Stephane Colleau representing Dr. Brandt Skincare

Mauricio Velazquez, Irene Korge

Jorge and Jacquelyn Munilla with Rrazzi

Laurie Hoffman, Executive Director Humane Society; Sam Blum, Nancy Denison, Co-Chairmen Board of Directors Humane Society

Jorge and Maggie Villacampa with Chiqui

Lola Jacobson, Hal and Marisa Lucas with Max

Paul Sugrue, Rosie Sugrue, Linda Neider Sugrue with Sidney and Coco

Bob Brunn with Gizmo representing Ryder Charitable Foundation

Ron and Rita Magill

Chelsea Watson, Luke Watson, Sheila Kuhl, Janel Kuhl with Bailey

Daniel Perez, Marisa Cisneros Rizzon, Marcos Rizzon

Linda McEnany, Jane Wolcutt with Caesar, Sandy Zankl

Alison, Jack and Lily Kunkel representing 50 Eggs, Inc.

Cynthia, Matthew, Gibson and Brooke Rubino with Winston and Missy

Anne and Greg Purdy representing Royal Caribbean International

Sophia Joyce, Chris Joyce representing Northern Trust

Eliott and Brenda Rodriguez with Freddy

Jessica Broder with Charley, Nick Studds, Rebecca Canler

Sandy and George Vallejo

Pat Bohn, Janice Russell

DJ Kerr with Beauty, Princess, Angelina and Snow Bunny