Tuxes & Tails- A Night To Remember!

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The 11th Annual Tuxes & Tails proved to be the best one yet, living up to it’s title of Tampa Bay’s Favorite Black-Tie Event and Fundraising Gala!

Held for the first time at the Tampa Marriott Waterside, the event had the most attendees in its history with more than 470 guests, as well as the most adoptions ever with 18 homeless pets finding forever homes! And, the wonderful evening will live on as we use the more than $160,000 raised to care for our animals and fund our important programs and services throughout the coming year.

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Not only did we surpass our fundraising goal, but we were surprised with a $250,000 donation from an anonymous donor. At the request of the donor, this generous donation will be used towards the construction of a new shelter facility.

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Fox 13 News’ Cynthia Smoot and Russell Rhodes did an outstanding job as Mistress and Master of Ceremonies for the evening where guests enjoyed live and silent auctions, complimentary wine, an elegant dinner and a a star-studded fashion show with celebrity models and HSTB adoptables!

Finally, a cigar bar along the moon-lit water, surrounded by glittering fire pits, rounded out the evening perfectly!

Needless to say, we are deeply grateful to all the sponsors, contributors, attendees, models, staff and volunteers who made the event such a wonderful success. We can’t wait until next year!


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2013 Tuxes & Tails Models

Jenny Albano, Wendy’s Kitty Fund; Lauren Albano, Wendy’s Kitty Fund; Dr. Karla Bard, Director of Medical Operations, Humane Society of Tampa Bay; Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner; Charley Belcher, Fox 13 News; Jackie Callaway, ABC Action News; Tampa City Councilwoman Yolie Capin; Ginger Gadsden, 10 News; Dr. Christine Glenn, Veterinarian, Humane Society of Tampa Bay; Michael Gratz; Mayor Dick Greco and Dr. Linda McClintock-Greco; Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan; Ernest Hooper, Tampa Bay Times; Kayla Kosarich; Bill Logan, ABC Action News; Dan Maduri, Genesis Communications; Lindsay Milbourne, Fox 13 News; Jerome Ritchey, Studio 10; Wendy Ryan, ABC Action News; Michael Stewart, Owner, 717 South; John Thomas, ABC Action News; Cathy Unruh, journalist, philanthropist and author; Kristin Wright, Fox 13 News.

2013 Tuxes & Tails Sponsors

The Antinori Family; Gerald & Suzie Archibald; BlueGrace Logisitcs; Brighthouse Networks; Glenn & Danita Dickman; Greenberg Traurig; Lakeland Automall; The Mosaic Company; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.; ParableSoft; Lance & Karyn Ringhaver; TECO Energy; TomCat; Vivint; Allied Aerofoam; The Bank of Tampa; Hill Ward Henderson; PAR, Inc.; Petco Foundation; CBIZ KRMT; Forns Design & Construction, Inc.; Smith & Associates Real Estate; Wag Natural Pet Boutique; AVI-SPL, Creative Show Services; Breezin Entertainment; Connie Duglin Linens; Downtown Dogs; Free Press; IM Events; J.C. Newman Cigar Co.; Pepin Distributing, Inc.; Krista Sparkman Photography; Photography by Norman Mark; The New Barker; Tampa Bay Metro; Tampa Bay Times

Watch this year’s inspiring Save a Life video!

Photos by Krista Sparkman

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Photos by Norman Mark

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