Paw-ty time West­ern-themed ball goes to the dogs— lit­er­ally

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Call­ing all pet lovers. Put on your cow­boy hats and finest boots for the13th an­nual “Dog­gie Ball.”

The event is set for 5:30 p.m. March 22 at Bo­caWest Coun­try Club, 20583 Bo­caWest Drive, Boca Ra­ton. It will ben­e­fit Tri-County An­i­mal Res­cue (TCAR).

“Dog­gie Ball” will open with a Bone-Nanza pre-party, flow­ing with cock­tails and hors d’oeu­vres. The pre-party also will fea­ture a si­lent auc­tion with a Dog­gie-Cat Cou­ture sec­tion and a spe­cial show­case of adopt­able dogs. Then starts the west­ern-themed din­ner. There also will be danc­ing to the Jerry Wayne Pri­vate Party Band, a per­for­mance by vo­cal­ist Ken­dra Erika, and a live auc­tion.

This year’s cov­eted Jean­nette Chris­tos Award will be pre­sented to long-time TCAR sup­porter and bene­fac­tor Marta Batmasian in recog­ni­tion of her un­wa­ver­ing ded­i­ca­tion and com­mit­ment.

Hon­orary chairs for “Dog­gie Ball” are Lois Pope, Ari Rifkin, Herme deWy­man Miro, Betsy Green, Thomas Saw­icz, An­drea Kline, De­bra and Jerry Kramer, and Marie and Frank Oc­chi­grossi. Am­bas­sadors are Jay DiPi­etro and Jerry Kramer.

Com­mit­tee mem­bers in­clude PamCasanave, Amanda Chus­sler, Jen­nifer Dar­dano, Craig Davis, PamDuBois, Ju­lia East­man, Gayle El­liott, Terry Fedele, Mary Ann Mor­gan Fried, Suzi Gold­smith, Sandi Green­blatt, Kerry Greene, Scott Grody, De­braKramer, Shelli Lock­hart, Su­san P. Merkel, An­nette Mesa, Har­riet Moskowitz, Marie Oc­chi­grossi, Or­rine Or­lando, Neil and Pa­tri­cia Saffer, Elaine Schachter, Bar­bara Se­ward, Bar­bara Snei­der, Lau­rieU­dine and Terry Watkins.

Tri-County An­i­mal Res­cue is the re­gion’s largest true100 per­cent no-kill non­profit an­i­mal res­cue and adop­tion cen­ter. Pro­ceeds from “Dog­gie Ball” al­low TCAR to con­tinue its life-sav­ing work, in­clud­ing large-scale puppy mill and other res­cue mis­sions; restor­ing whole­ness daily to an­i­mals in need; and pro­vid­ing a safe home, com­fort, nu­tri­tious food, ten­der lov­ing care and ve­teri­nary treat­ment un­til they are adopted.

Tick­ets are $250 and can be pur­chased on­line at http://dog­gieball2015.eventbrite.com/ or by con­tact­ing Amanda Chus­sler at 561-482-8110 or Amanda@tri­coun­ty­hu­mane.org.

Har­riet Moskowitz, left, and De­bra Kramer

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