The ASPCA hosted their 15th annual Bergh Ball at the Plaza Hotel last week, and the Starlight Orchestra (under the direction of Rebecca Blake) was chosen to perform for the festivities. Celebrities walked their pets down the red carpet and 350 guests celebrated, including Starr Jones, Isaac Mizrahi and Chuck Scarborough.  In honor of the ASPCA’s 146th anniversary, we are including their latest blog post and tip for helping the animals in the shelter…


Hey folks, anyone else in the mood for a little spring cleaning? There’s something so refreshing about emptying out the closets—but before you toss your dusty treasures, give your local shelter a call. It likely could use old towels, bedding, plastic bags, office supplies…and much more!

What better feeling than knowing a homeless pet is snuggled up on that old comforter you no longer use or that your old printer is now helping to make adoption flyers? Plus, items don’t need to be in tip-top shape—just clean!

For more easy ways to make a difference, visit our Top Ten Ways to Help Your Local Shelter. And thanks in advance for putting smiles on furry faces!

We enjoy this event every year, and are delighted to be a part of theiur fundraising efforts.