As the curtain (or perhaps more appropriately, numerous tents) comes down on our annual signature gala, we are pleased to report that Black Tie & Tails 2017 was a wonderful and record-setting success!

Over the course of two nights, 855 guests answered our bat – er – cat signal to schmooze with our plain-clothes crusaders and resident four-legged sidekicks right here at our headquarters. They soared across the dance floor, indulged in savory spread and intriguing libations and were charmed by fabulous auctions.

And, the pleasure was all ours as we honored Ms. Eula Houston (a 60-year employee and superhero!) as this year’s Honorary Chair. We wish Eula an enriching, relaxing – and much deserved – retirement. And, while we look forward to seeing Eula back to visit with her beloved animals, we know she’ll always remain a legacy at Animal Friends.

Best of all, a whopping $809,322 was raised in support of Animal Friends’ mission and vision. This was the highest amount ever for our Black Tie & Tails gala! We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to our sponsors, guests, volunteers and staff who made our 20th annual Black Tie & Tails an overwhelming success!

Enjoy these photos from the event!


Black Tie & Tails 2017 | Thank You

Animal Friends

Caryl Gates Gluck Resource Center
562 Camp Horne Road | Pittsburgh, PA 15237
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