and Friends will host Bash for the Bulldogs
- Long Island Bulldog Rescue's 2016 Holiday Fundraiser on Monday, December 12th at The London NYC Hotel from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Beth Stern, animal activist, actress and wife of radio legend Howard Stern
; rapper, actor, reality TV star Ice-T and wife Coco Austin; Talk Stoop
host Cat Greenleaf; Jason B. Hurwitz, producer of The Dog Wedding
movie; and best-selling author Jill Rappaport
are just a few of the VIPs that will appear on the red carpet to help the ground-breaking, New York-based Long Island Bulldog Rescue (LIBR) raise vital funds. LIBR helps to heal and home English Bulldogs until they can find their forever homes.
"It is the height of the Holiday Abandonment Season - when people leave puppies, injured and senior dogs to attend this year's parties or go on vacation," LIBR founder, Laurette Richin explained. "Also, when they are forced to surrender them because of expensive health costs and other circumstances that make it impossible for them to keep their dogs - LIBR responds NOW."
Journalist and Best-selling Author Jill Rappaport with Josie at "Beth Stern & Friends Bash for the Bulldogs!" to help raise funds for the Long Island Bulldog Rescue. (Photo: Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com)
LIBR fights to save as many English Bulldogs as they can, but numbers of abandoned dogs have recently skyrocketed.
This year's Bash for the Bulldogs
will include an evening of live jazz music, buffet dinner, cocktails, wine donated by Chatham Imports and a red carpet appearance from some of LIBR's lovable Bulldogs. Sponsors include Bulldog Gin, Tito's Handmade Vodka
, novelist Patricia Cornwell and Staci Gruber, The RTA Store, and The Honest Kitchen.
There will also be a live auction packed with fabulous gift items for friends and family — perfect for the holidays that are right around the corner! Guests can also find unique items for the holidays, including artwork, jewelry, and exciting experiences, all while helping LIBR's Bulldogs!
Tickets are $150 per person, or $300 for a VIP ticket.
All proceeds from the benefit will help, heal, and home abandoned, abused, neglected, injured, or ill English Bulldogs. Ticket purchases are tax deductible.
These lovable Bulldogs make their Red Carpet debut at "Bash for the Bulldogs!" (Photo: Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com)
LIBR has helped more than 10,000 families protect and save more than 3,500 Bulldogs. In 2015 alone, LIBR rescued 280 dogs and the holiday abandonment spike is just beginning. LIBR has achieved an unparalleled 97 percent forever family success and also offers lifeline supports to rescues and their families.
The London NYC Hotel is located at 151 West 54th Street in New York. For more information, call 516-429-4463 or visit www.longislandbulldogrescue.org.