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ASPCA: A Night for the Animals


By Kelsey Butler

CPS Events and The Plaza were honored to host the ASPCA’s 22nd Annual ASPCA Bergh Ball on Thursday, April 25, 2019, for the tenth consecutive year.

Animal lovers united to walk the orange carpet, along with some special four-legged friends. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is very close to our hearts at The Plaza as we all have a deep affection for our furry friends. This year’s event was hosted by fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi, and the organization honored the notable David Patrick Columbia with the ASPCA Voice for Animals Award. More than $1.1 million was raised to support the ASPCA’s work with animals.

ASPCA President and CEO, Matthew Bershadker said it best, “Helping vulnerable animals and keeping pets in safe and loving homes requires a commitment from all of us—advocates, pet owners, shelters, leaders and entire communities. When we work together under a common cause, we’re both saving lives and elevating our society and its laws to ensure cruelty victims and other at-risk animals receive the protection and care they deserve.”

ASPCA by the Numbers

(From January 1, 2017- December 31, 2017):

  • 47,000+ Animals have been rescued

  • 4,034 adoptions from the ASCPA adoption center in 2018

  • 40,314 animals were relocated for a better chance of adoption in 2018

  • $12 million has been granted to animal welfare organizations

  • Over 89,768 spay/neuter surgeries have been performed

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