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Last Chance For Animals 2017 Fundraising Gala Part 4 & 5



Founded by Chris DeRose Last Chance for Animals (LCA) hosted its star-studded 2017 Benefit Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The event brought together more than 300 animal lovers, philanthropists and celebrities for an evening of vegan hors d’oeuvres, dinner, live entertainment and dancing. Actress Katie Cleary and radio personality Mark Thompson emceed the evening.

Renee & Scott Baio,Phillip & Trix Wollen,Christopher & Daniela Armstrong, Paige Hemmis
Renee & Scott Baio,Phillip & Trix Wollen,Christopher & Daniela Armstrong, Paige Hemmis

This year’s celebration honored five visionaries who share LCA’s mission to eliminate animal exploitation worldwide. Outspoken animal rights activist and philanthropist, Philip Wollen received the Albert Schweitzer Award for his animal welfare work in over 40 countries. Jane Velez-Mitchell, one of America’s most prominent spokespersons for animal rights, received the prestigious Sam Simon Award, named in honor of LCA’s devoted supporter and The Simpsons co-creator, the late Sam Simon. The Activist of the Year award was given to Bryan Monell whose undercover work has exposed animal cruelty across the world. Adam and Amber Tarshis, whose Foundation supports animal cruelty investigations and spay and neuter programs among other worthy initiatives received the Philanthropists of the Year award.

“We are incredibly grateful for the support that Last Chance for Animals receives from industry friends and our generous donors and sponsors who make it possible for us to create positive changes in the lives of all animals,” said Chris DeRose, LCA president and founder. “Tonight we celebrate all that we’ve accomplished and we express our deepest appreciation for everyone who has made that success possible.”


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Last Chance for Animals (LCA) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating animal exploitation through education, investigations, legislation, and public awareness campaigns.  Since its formation in 1984, LCA has succeeded as one of the nation’s pioneer animal advocacy organizations. LCA’s educational and public outreach programs have empowered others to make positive changes for animals.



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