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Cause for the Paws exceeds goals for the GCHS

May 9, 2014
Special to the Reporter ( , Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

April Bordeaux, founder of Cause for the Paws Southwest Florida and mentor/member of the Professional Women's Group, is pleased to announce the "Yappy Hour Pawty" held on April 11, at the Bell Tower Shops Center Court, raised $2,024 with numerous donated items given in the "Fill The Fountain" portion. The funds raised and items donated benefited the Gulf Coast Humane Society (GCHS), a no-kill shelter.

This exciting event featured a "Dogs on the Catwalk" fashion show with winners Shelley Cahill and Roscoe for "Dressed for Success," Rosa Mathews and Dakota for "Most Creative Costume," and Steve Signore and Bailey for "Miss Congeniality."

In addition, four long-time residents of GCHS also walked the catwalk in hopes of finding a forever home during the "Diamonds in the Ruff" segment. All four "Diamonds," Roscoe, Coda, Pancho, and Colette, were adopted on Saturday.

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Coda and her boyfriend at 'Yappy Hour Pawty.' PHOTO PROVIDED.

"Thank you so much to the over 300 people and their furry friends who attended the inaugural Cause for the Paws 'Yappy Hour Pawty,'" said April Bordeaux, founder of Cause for the Paws Southwest Florida. "Your generosity in funds raised, gifts given and willingness to adopt a pet and not buy is amazing. Thank you especially to those that adopted our 'Diamonds in the Ruff,' and for giving them a home and the love of a family!"

Visit or email for more information. Major sponsors includes the Professional Women's Group of Dress for Success SW Florida, Gulf Coast Humane Society, Bell Tower Shops, Walmart and CONRIC PR & Marketing Publishing.



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