Homeward Trails Animal Rescue and Animal Welfare League of Arlington to Host 8th Annual PawCasso Event

Posted on October 6, 2015

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Charity Art Auction to benefit local shelter animals

 ARLINGTON, Va. –Homeward Trails Animal Rescue and Animal Welfare League of Arlington will cohost PawCasso presented by Urban Pace, an annual charity art auction on Saturday, November 7th from 6p.m.-11p.m. at historic Terminal A at Reagan National Airport. All proceeds from the event will directly support Homeward Trails’ Medical Fund and will provide food, shelter and medical support for animals at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

“We are thrilled to be working with our partner and neighboring shelter AWLA to increase our impact and bandwidth to assist animals in need.” said Sue Bell, executive director, Homeward Trails.

Now in its 8th year, PawCasso features a live auction featuring 35 pieces of original works of art from local artists. From paintings and prints to ceramics and quilts. A silent auction will feature nearly 100 donations from businesses to include a variety of prizes from spa and restaurant certificates, doggy and kitty gift baskets to an African safari travel package. Dr. Katy Nelson host of The Pet Show on News Channel 8 and Scott Thuman, reporter will assist with the live auction.

New this year, Event attendees are welcome to bring their dogs to PawCasso. Four-legged guests will enjoy a doggy treat bar courtesy of Dogma Bakery and will be pampered by volunteer dog walkers.

“We are delighted to partner with our friends at Homeward Trails to co-host PawCasso this year. Through our collective efforts it is our aim to not only generate awareness, but also funds that will support us in our mission to improve the lives of animals,” said Neil Trent, president and CEO, Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

The event will include food by Side Street Catering, a cash bar offering beer, wine and specialty cocktails, dancing and live music by the Smithsonian Masterworks Jazz Quintet. Individual tickets are $125 and canine companion tickets are $25. A VIP ticket is $200 and includes a 45 minute pre-event reception with open bar, VIP gift bag, one pet ticket, opportunity to walk Grand Entrance Parade with a pet and a framed photo of participation in the Grand Entrance Parade. Go to Pawcassoart.org  for more information and to purchase tickets.

The 2015 PawCasso Honorary Host Committee is comprised of: US Congressman Don Beyer, VA Senator Barbara Favola, VA Delegate Patrick Hope, Honorable James P. Moran and Wayne Pacelle, CEO, Humane Society of the United States.

Additional sponsors include: Segue Technologies, Wells Fargo Advisors, Geico, KissAble Canine, Fur-Get Me Not, Caring Hands Animal Hospital and Capitol One Bank.